Carl Henning

Primitive Accommodations

I said in yesterday’s post (Yosemite) that our accommodations in the park were primitive. I should have used a marketing term like “old-fashioned” or “quaint.” I made Yosemite’s Wawona Hotel sound horrible and it was not really horrible, just quaint. The lack of elevators was no treat for older guests, but we never turn on a TV, use the phone, or even the Wi-Fi. So we didn’t miss those. A little air conditioning would have been nice though. There was a box fan in the closet for us to use instead.

When I checked in and got my key (and it was an actual metal key!) my expectations were set. Electricity was limited so no in room refrigerator, but there was enough juice to charge our phones.

The bathroom was also, ah… quaint, complete with claw-foot tub. Although it had a wrap around shower curtain.

Thanks, Jacob, for reminding me that not everyone would understand “primitive” as “old-fashioned.”

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