Alan on January 29th, 2009

The goal in building the Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park was to protect it from fire, which is a problem in many national parks around the country. Therefore, the wood-like fa├žade was made of poured concrete and stained to appear to be redwood timber. The hotel is among one of the most beautiful and [...]

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Alan on January 28th, 2009

While rustic accommodations have always been prevalent in the national parks around the United States, many people prefer a more luxurious option for accommodations, which created a need for hotels such as the Ahwahnee Hotel at Yosemite, which was conceptualized in the 1920s by Stephen Mather, who was the director of the National Park Service [...]

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Alan on January 24th, 2009

If you’ve never been to the Grand Canyon in Northern Arizona, you can’t imagine what you’ve been missing. Grand Canyon National Park is truly like no other place on earth. When you step to the rim of this incredible place for the first time, it quite simply will take your breath away. No picture, films, [...]

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Alan on January 21st, 2009

If you’ve looked around our vacation rentals website much you’ve probably noticed that Jean and I enjoy outdoor vacations a lot more than visiting amusement parks. Not to say we’ll never visit an amusement park again, but we do ten to like vacations where the main focus is being outdoors in a more natural setting [...]

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Alan on January 20th, 2009

If you get hungry for Mexican food while vacationing in Grayton Beach or more specifically Seaside, FL then stop in at Bud & Alley’s Taco Bar and have a delicious taco, a burrito, chips and salsa or just have a margarita and walk over to the beach and watch the waves roll in. My usual [...]

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