|why am I looking so grumpy? :=) Perhaps the lack of dinner the previous night|
This is the Wawona Hotel at the edge of Yosemite National Park. Now known as Big Trees Lodge. It was getting late, it was getting dark, it was getting cold, and we had nowhere to stay! Thank the Small Gods, we finally stumbled across Wawona. Shared bathrooms down the open hallway. No food with us except a packet of jelly beans. And (as some readers may remember) the restaurant only allowed you in if you had evening dress!! Yes, what the?!
Anyway, we were thankful not to be left out in the snow with the grizzly bears eating our toes. Part of the reason we had nowhere to stay was that the Info Centre had phones where you could ring and book a room for the night. Sadly, some tourists are not that good at making decisions on the spot. Each person was therefore taking hours (or was it days?) trying to find a suitable place to rest their heads. By the time we got to the phones, there was nothing left. So we drove and drove (it's 30 miles from Yosemite Valley) and hit Wawona. Phew! Life saved.
Join in with Tiffin Fiona from Bite Sized Food Adventures for the monthly travel photo round-up. Currently on the letter W, as you can see.