They took me to one of my favorite places...
"It is by far the grandest of all the special temples of nature I was ever permitted to enter."
~ John Muir
I was treated to a lovely breakfast at the magnificent Ahwahnee Hotel.
A little surprise...
I love all the little nooks and rustic furnishings, just perfect for sitting and reading...and enjoying the stunning views.
This corner reminds me of a gnomes hat...but this particular *hat* reaches up to about 15 feet.
Spring in Yosemite is spectacular with all the waterfalls at full flow...and Winter is truly an amazing wonderland with everything covered in a blanket of shimmering crystal white.
But the Autumn is my favorite with the color...Oh - the color. All the colors against the blue sky...
"Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space."
~ Ansel Adams
And for the cherry on top...as if it wasn't enough that they treated me like royalty all day long...they gifted me with a reminder of the day. A Fleur de lys glass with my birthstone and a chocolate truffle to enjoy at the end of my day...so sweet. I felt like a queen. And to show me how much they love and need me...they let me cook dinner for them. It was my honor. :o)