January 28, 2009

The Hermit's Rest

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Amusing conversation...

Big Dude - Should we get hot chocolate here (at some deli) or head on down to Hermit's Rest?

Me - Hermit's Rest sounds good.

BD - Yeah, perfect for a couple hermits like us!

Me - Y'know, I wasn't such a hermit before I married you...

BD - That's only because you were still looking for me.

He's probably right. ;-)

The Hermit's Nest's architect was actually a woman, Mary Colton. And this place (as well as her other Grand Canyon buildings) is beyond beautiful and ingenious; it (and the others) blends seamlessly with the environment around it. Check out this HUGE fireplace (perfect for sipping hot chocolate when it's cold and rainy outside).

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Outside there are plenty of telescopes to, ummm, see the canyon up close and personal with. Y'know, on clear days.

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Just call us little red riding hood and the Jedi in the soft brown fuzzy hoodie.

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15 comments:

Rhea said...

I hereby dub that fireplace the AWESOMEST fireplace ever!!

Very cool place! I love the name Hermit's Rest and the architecture is beautiful and natural.

Tracy P. said...

And you had the place to yourselves! Very cozy. Love the photos, the story, and the surprise self-portrait at the bottom. You are too fun! ;-)

SKELLER said...

Rhea - no kidding! awesomest ever!

Tracy - Yes, one of the benefits of bad weather days at the canyon (well, plus being there on a winter Friday morning) is that you don't have to fight the crowds ;-)

Becca said...

Wow! Such a beautiful The whole structure is just amazing.

Becca said...

Oop, I meant to say "such a beautiful fireplace!"

Kelly said...

I am *loving* the rain coming down around the detail of that telescope. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

Holly said...

you make me want to go there.

Melinda said...

I LOVE that fireplace and I am so glad you all are having such a great time...despite the icky weather.

Heidi said...

That close-up of the water spraying off the telescope is fantabulous!!

I'm off to make some hot chocolate. Wonder why that sounds so good to me right now....

Ally said...

Nothing is better on a cold day than Hot Chocolate... You guys are true troopers, I would be pouting about the weather and not being able to see what I came to see. You go Guys!

JourneytoFamily said...

That conversation is hilarious. We too are hermits. And I love the pictures!

Aunt Tea said...

the fog is really cool but i keep wanting to see you say, "the sun came out!"

Sharon (sk) said...

WOW... I love places like that. That is awesome. I love your photos... they just pull me in. :)

theArthurClan said...

My hubby just told me yesterday that I am now officially a hermit. Okay...

That building is just beyond incredible. We have talked of taking a trip to see the Grand Canyon and your photos are telling me that we need to do it soon. Amazingly beautiful!

Katherine said...

Such a sweet conversation. I love to hear about people who've been married for a long time and still actually talk about stuff and listen to each other. :-) And think about how they belong together. Yay, Kellers.