Sunday, December 23, 2012
Walking in "The Del"
An interesting story about The Del's history is: "Electric lighting in a hotel was also a world first. The electric wires were installed inside the gas lines, so if the 'new-fangled' electricity didn't work, they could always pipe gas in to illuminate the rooms. Thomas Edison inspected the final electrical installation, and returned in 1904 to oversee the nation's first illuminated outdoor Christmas tree, which was placed on the hotel's lawn" (wikipedia.org/Hotel_Del_Coronado).
A later visit to the Manchester Grand Hyatt on the other side of the bay brought us to the Gingerbread Village and Gingerbread Hotel on display in the lobby.