S: Yosemite and Groveland
FC: Yosemite and Groveland, CA | December 2012
3: Lunch at the Ahwahnee Lodge
19: Highway 120 from Yosemite to Groveland
21: We stayed in "Lyle's Room" which is said to be haunted by Lyle, a gold minor who lived in the Hotel until his death in 1927. He died in his room with a case of dynamite under his bed. Lyle doesn't like women's cosmetics on "his" dresser. If finds them there, he moves them to a nearby sink or knocks them to the floor. | Internet photo
29: We met this very interesting "old timer" in the bar...we asked him where were the saloon doors (Internet photo right) that I had seen in photos - turned out he built them! He said the doors had broken over the years. He also built the bar counter. He told us why and how the dollar bills were attached to the ceiling. He explained many of the mining artifacts hanging from the ceiling. He looked like a bum, but he wasn't! He was extremely smart and interesting!