Jennifer's Grad Luncheon at The Union Hotel
After Jennifer graduated on December 13th, 2008 from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, we traveled to The Union Hotel Bed and Breakfast, in Los Alamos, about 45 minutes south of the college. Tom and I and Nanny Peggy stayed here on Friday night, before the graduation day
The Union Hotel was built in 1887, as a stage coach stop. We discovered this place in 1978, two years after we were married. We knew the old owner, Richard, who had done the original renovation and had opened it as a bed and breakfast. We also were friends with the next owner, Chris, who owned it for 12 years. She hosted Katharine's Grad luncheon here when she graduated from Cal Poly.
Unfortunately, Chris went off the deep end into a mental illness, and was nearly forclosed on by the bank.
Dana ( center) and his wife are the new owners of the Union Hotel.
And Katharine are waiting for the fun to begin.
Guests begin to arrive. Jennifer and Scott wait to use the bathroom.
Glimpse of the dining room.
Our luncheon begins with home made corn muffins and cole slaw, and a relish dish: olives, pickles, celery and carrots.
Katharine, William, Poppa Tom and Nanny Marie.
Nancy and Dan
The main course arrives.
Serving home made chicken pot pie, delicious mashed potatoes, green beans and corn pudding, with a side of cole slaw.
Jennifer friend, Scott, a former classmate of Katharine's.
Jennifer and Eileen.
Eric and Bailey
Eileen, Jennifer's friend Scott, Nanny Peggy, Nancy, Dan and Tom.
Time for Cake! Made by Pavillions - Down the street from us in Torrance.
Two kinds - White Cake
Jennifer was really surprised.
They gave us quite a choice in ice cream. This is mocha almond.
The chocolate cake was wonderful!!!
Eric, Bailey, Jennifer
Close up of white cake, and a happy father with a graduate daughter!
The owner, Dana enjoyed a piece of cake too!
Poppa Tom and William
Opening of Some of Her Presents, documented by cameras on hand.
The owl card on the top of her stack, came from Nanny Peggy.
We lingered and talked, enjoying the wonderful company.
Katharine, our really big son-in-law, William, and Jennifer!
Our daughters, Jennifer and Katharine, and me on this happy occasion.
Upstairs at The Union Hotel -
Dana and his wife have done a lot of work in renovating and restoring The Union Hotel, which was trashed by the former. slightly crazy owner.
View of Sitting area from stairs. The upstairs area is heated completely by the black furnace between the poles, which belches out a lot heat.
A view of one of the hallways.
Nanny Peggy's Room.
Downstairs Ice Cream Saloon - Originally the bar.
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