|La Playa Hotel (CA) ©Mary Montague Sikes|
Several years ago we were in Carmel-by-the-Sea in California and got to see the giant tree that filled the lobby of the La Playa Hotel. Not only did we view the Christmas decorations there that year, but I also took photographs of flowers in their gardens that later inspired paintings.
On the other side of the country, in Richmond, Virginia, the Jefferson Hotel glows in spectacular beauty during the holiday season each year.
|Hotel Jefferson Lobby ©Mary Montague Sikes|
On July 25 of this year, we experienced Christmas in July at the Lake McDonald Lodge in Glacier National Park. It was a bit disconcerting to discover glitzy Christmas decorations along the way as we headed to the lodge from Jammer Joe's grill. Santa and an elf drove by while we waited on a bench for transportation back to the parking lot. They called out a Christmas greeting all along the roadway.
|Jammer Joe's ©Mary Montague Sikes|
Christmas trees. Fabulous hotels. What have been your favorite experiences?