I didn't expect to see San Diego beaches for the fourth time this year, but when the invitation came I didn't hesitate too much. The Hotel Del Coronado is prettier than ever all decked out for Christmas. And the Thanksgiving buffet was wonderful! I've never had a better traditional meal. But the menu was quite extensive for those who wanted something more.
The Del was booked to capacity, and I kept imagining the place as a huge cruise ship. The crowds were somewhat daunting, and not at all like the quiet home celebration that I thought we would have.
Weather in the eighties on the beach. A beautiful fog was moving in and changed the look of everything by morning.
Twilight proved the best time for a few shots. The hardest part was jockeying for position on the sidewalk! But I still managed to take too many. I fell under the spell of The Del once more. . . .
The wood floors in the old section of the Victorian building have a pleasant creak, and when things quiet down late at night you can just imagine the former grandeur.
The hotel shops are fantastic, but I was too busy and too generally dazzled to take photos. My favorite was the Christmas shop.
It seems that every single visitor took a photo of the tree in the foyer.
Nothing like starting the season with a bang!
Now I'm ready to hang a few lights of my own.
But I think I may have to look for some snow. . . .
Lots to catch up on!
Thanks so much for coming by!