TripAdvisor Reviews Shangri-La Sierra Downieville
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... so it has been
Fun Fun fun!!!
We were all out in the snow here and at Ananda Village taking photos. Charles, our gardener, said to not disturb any of the trees or plants by shaking off the snow as they will bounce back once the snow melted later in the day, which it did and which they did.
Still it was fun to feel a bit of winter lingering on since actually ...
... frog and birds. Right now human activity is pretty quiet, being in between programs but it should pick up later in the month as we get more settled in. At the end of May, we will head north to Oregon to spend June and July mostly at the Ananda Laurelwood center where we actually are domiciled, ya know, licenses, vehicles, insurance, etc. Then will see what is right to do next. And, no, we are not going to Alaska this ...
... in the shade
Wifi – free – Only on the upper level. Lower level can come up and use it at the picnic tables
Cable – No but I was able to use my DirecTV satellite dish.
Passport America – Yes, for ALL days of your stay
Monthly Rates – $350 and free electric which is rare and good as it gets hot/cold here.
The gas station near the entrance has a ...
... night but there was a communal cabin for our food. Inside the cabin were musical instruments, archery kits, basketballs (with a hoop outside) and some great books. I've been reading Bill Bryson's 'In a Sunburned Country' which made me fairly nostalgic. It was a great read and made me realise how little of my own country I have actually seen. I am already planning my next big adventure: a trip around Australia with Lib in an old van.
There was some new lingo ...
... buy new trail shoes and some more gear. By 8pm we finally got back and booked into our hostel. The hostel is run by a couple of hippies our age who have spent the last 6 months renovatig an abandoned hotel. It was a really cool place amd we spent the next couple of days hanging out with the owners (Eli and Wolfie) and a few others. Just as we were about to head up to our beds, Wolfie called out to us "by the way, your sharing a room with a ...