Well, if we had had a 10-year-old with us, he or she could have solved our recent problem in a matter of moments. However, we had to call on a technician to tell us that it was a glich with our server. And with that matter corrected, we are now back on schedule.
"The Del's visionary founders--Elisha Babcock and H.L. Story--dreamed of building a seaside resort that would be 'the talk of the Western world.' Since then, the resort has become a living legend, visited by celebrities, dignitaries and U.S. presidents.
In fact, publisher Rand McNally recognized the Hotel del Coronado for enjoying "more fame and historical significance than perhaps any hotel in North America" (hoteldel.com).
On the day we visited "The Del," we did, indeed, feel as though we were visiting a beach resort. Diners on the patio enjoyed the sun as they overlooked the water standing in the ice skating rink.
This display, elegant in its simplicity, in the lobby entrance is perfect for a hotel that will be celebrating its 125th anniversary next year.
The lobby's dark woodwork spoke of the richness of a period when guests spoke in soft voices and moved at a slower pace.