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Old 04-30-2014, 01:38 PM   #571
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Back in room



the shower was still in disrepair. But we had gotten a phone call- there was a person from maintenance coming to fix the handle, and for all of our vast inconvenience (I mean- just kidding- it was not VAST at all, lol) it would be the honor of the Ahwahnee to treat us to breakfast in the morning in the Dining Room.

WOW! I will take a broken handle ANY day for that awesome comp!

I explained that we were planning on checking out in the morning and trying to get a semi-early start out, so would it be ok to have room service, instead?

Absolutely, please. It would be the Ahwahnee's pleasure.

I love the Ahwahnee. LOVE the Ahwahnee. This is how it is DONE!

So the guy came up, apologized profusely to us, and fixed the handle.

Such a bother, huh?

Pods and I grabbed a glass of wine from the room, and went back outside-



And watched the fiery sky-









And I SWEAR I saw a bear climb up into a tree- but to this day Pods claims it was the El Capitini seeing the bear and not anyone else.





We were laying around in a couple of adirondack chairs, drinking our wine, enjoying the peaceful valley. It was such a nice night.





Eventually we called it a night, and headed back through the lobby. This is the Christmas Ornament I purchased- well, this is what it looks like!



And this is a very bad pic of the elevator lobby's fireplace- the Basket-Swirl-Mural above it was painted by Jeanette Dyer Spencer.



I got some packing done and, as per usual on this vacation, hit the sack like a ton of bricks.

Tomorrow- Glacier point AND some migty Giant Sequoias in the Mariposa Grove....


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Old 04-30-2014, 02:21 PM   #572
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What a relaxing way to spend your evening!
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Old 04-30-2014, 02:25 PM   #573
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No- maybe peeing. I'm not sure.


Sorry I interrupted the report for deer poop.


That sunset is stunning. Just wow. . And what a gorgeous resort all lit up. Perfect evening in my opinion.
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Old 04-30-2014, 03:18 PM   #574
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I could def deal with Glamping, but could NOT EVER deal with driving an RV into Yosemite on the 120- we remarked on our drive in how brave and crazy those people were- the RVs barely fit the road!
Oh Lord! I wouldn't want to do that drive pulling a trailer either! There are other beautiful places that don't involve that drive Your comments reminded me of the old Lucy movie where they were on their honeymoon pulling the "Long, Long Trailer" and she was collecting and hiding rocks in the cabinets from every stop. Almost fell off the mountain trailer first!

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Hi there! No, we did not make it to the museum this time- if the boys had gone to a baseball game my plan was to go there then, but they ended up going to see the Angels in LA instead (the Giants were out of own when we visited SF). More reasons to return! Was it amazing?? I would probably cry the whole way through...
It is amazing! Jim and I sat and cried together at the end.



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LOL! I was good with going up- we had been going up the whole time! The Mist Trail is just up up up- I was afraid because there was no rail- I really should have gone.




OMG! This made me laugh so hard, and I will say why in a second, but are you ok? I sure hope so! So here is what your misfortune reminded me of- My FIL was a character- he was a great, great man, an awesome Dad (it is why Pods and his brothers are great dads, too- because they learned from the best). Anyway, it reminded me of him because he fell in the attic when he was up there fixing something, and fell right THROUGH THE CEILING AND LANDED IN A RECLINER!!!! Hand to God, it is true. Not a scratch on him. It was SO KARL. Really miss that man-
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He was such a funny funny guy, my FIL! Really miss him.

I climbed up the pyramid at Tulum- up was easy- but down! Holy CRAP!!!! I sat on every step- it was terrifying!!!!!!!!! I kept thinking about all those virgin sacrifices at the top they would just throw down.... I kept thinkin they had it easy because they only had to climb up, lol. Chichen Itza is a much bigger pyramid- after Tulum I knew that no way would I ever go up that one! You're a smart girl!

Not sure you can climb either anymore, but there is another one that allows it, I think. Just in case you have any regrets not going in the past, lol.
Yikes! I was thinking I would like to do that pyramid climb some day- never thinking about getting down! I am terrible on stairs - I agree - good thing you didn't do the climb.

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Old 04-30-2014, 03:54 PM   #575
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Nice update again! Thanks for the tour Were those deer real or stuffed? I thought, "funny taxidermy pose" then wondered if they were real. Too bad Timmy wasn't making it - bad dinner, lost tour, but the night looks like it was salvaged in a great way! AND FWIW I believe you about the bear!
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Old 04-30-2014, 04:22 PM   #576
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Your pictures are stunning! I can only imagine what it was like in person.

Thanks so much for the updates!
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Old 04-30-2014, 04:30 PM   #577
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Hey- I saw a Living Social deal in Vancouver that made me think of you- it was to go sturgeon fishing- I know it's early and would expire before next summer, but maybe you want to watch for it-
Thanks for thinking of me! I'm not much of a fisherman . . . BUT I think I will sign up for the Vancouver Living Social deals - good idea. Maybe I'll find one for whale watching.
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Old 04-30-2014, 04:51 PM   #578
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RIC to SFO = $439! I KNOW I have a problem. But to get it fixed, I would need therapy, which costs money, which means fewer trips. So, I will remain certifiable!

Note to self for my eventual Ahwahnee trip: Break faucet handle for free food.

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Old 04-30-2014, 05:44 PM   #579
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Oh I am sad you turned around but I totally totally get it! And you know what, going down is harder on the quads for sure and depending on the stairs, far scarier!

Sad that Timmy was sick. Boy do I know EXACTLY what you mean by the "best of" and then the opposite.

LOVE love love the stained glass. Wow. Cancelling the tour was definitely the right call, sounds like a lovely evening and just what everyone needed. Guess you'll have to go back to see the stars!

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in Alaska. Including Plates. Actually there was a neat art gallery in Ketchikan that had some if I recall....better than the same touristy stuff we saw everywhere....
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Old 04-30-2014, 09:14 PM   #580
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Too bad he was not feeling well.
Okay after watching the video, I would NOT climb it. LOl
Too bad you didnít walk up.
Nice pics.
The tour looked really nice.
Ooh nice plates.
That tree trunk is pretty impressive.
What a lovely chat with her.
Too bad you had to cancel the stargazing part. A little info would have been helpful form him.
Nice they comped you breakfast for the shower handle.
The sky looked so pretty.
Great updates and pics.
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Old 05-01-2014, 01:28 PM   #581
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More beautiful pictures; looks like you have a lovely night, even though you didn't see the stars. What a gorgeous place!

That was VERY generous of them to do that for you, with the breakfast! How nice!
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Old 05-01-2014, 04:02 PM   #582
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What a wonderful relaxing day and evening
It sounds like you made the right decision cancelling the tour. It would have been awful to travel all that way and not be able to have seen anything
Your lovely evening at the hotel was by far the best idea :-)
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Old 05-02-2014, 05:54 AM   #583
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Everything is so beautiful and interesting. I would love to just spend even one day in that area and take pictures to my hearts content!!!
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Old 05-02-2014, 12:38 PM   #584
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It was also a full moon tonight- but I think those activities were cancelled. Usually the full moon lights up the Valley- so much so, that they have a full moon bike ride (gee, do ya think I should have asked Tim to go? LOL!).
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Eventually we called it a night, and headed back through the lobby. This is the Christmas Ornament I purchased- well, this is what it looks like!
I was gonna say...that would have to be some Christmas tree! You would have had to bring a Sequoia home with you.
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I still have to read and comment on your update but to answer your question about Denny - he hasn't golfed in years so I know he will pass. But thank you for thinking of him.

So - our plans - well first of all we will not have a park pass. We are going to do Universal studios a couple days.

October 21st is actually our 25th anniversary and I have Cali Grille for that night. I also booked Kona and the 18th and T-REx on the 19th. That's all I've done because I wasn't sure when MNSSHP was.

They finally release dates. We can go on the 19th or the 21st. Do you know when you are going yet?

I was thinking the 19th since our anniversary is the 21st.

We will probably go to Universal on the 20th and 22nd. We will also do a water park while we are there.

Do you have dinner plans for the 2oth or 22nd outside the parks somewhere?

I'm also considering doing the segway tour at FW. Any interest in that?

Am I babbling?
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