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  • What I imagine is we're all gonna wake up in the morning drink coffee

  • and we're gonna watch all the wildlife.

  • It's so peaceful right now. They say that you'll hear a lot of birds in the morning

  • and oh yeah, I'm so excited for that.

  • I'm very, very excited to just chill and watch the wildlife.

  • Hi! We're Crystal and Candy of Travel Pockets.

  • We're sisters who are half American and half Japanese and we love to travel the world in style.

  • We grew up as military brats so were used to moving from place to place.

  • That's why we love traveling so much.

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  • Tenaya Lodge!

  • Hey Tenaya!

  • Ooohhh so nice in here.

  • Smells great.

  • Gonna check-in.

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  • We are at Tenaya Lodge but we're not actually staying in their hotel, which is nice

  • but we're staying in their new Explorer Cabins. They have several cabins throughout the property

  • and we're staying in this one right here at number 46

  • and to start off, they said we have a great view because they said a lot of wildlife comes out here.

  • So I'm very excited about seeing some wildlife.

  • The cool thing about Tenaya Lodge is that they give you wristbands.

  • You can also get card keys but you get wristbands to open up your your cabin

  • or any of the amenities inside the hotel

  • which is a five minute walk, actually. They also have free shuttles back.

  • But let me give you this tour.

  • And here is our cabin!

  • This is our lovely living room.

  • We got these nice gifts. How awesome is this!?

  • Aw, we got little badges that say Tenaya Lodge Explorer Cabins. That's so great.

  • So we have six people with us and this does fit six people. We have the sleeper sofa right there

  • so that turns into a bed.

  • And one of our favorite things that me and Candy like about this cabin is that they provide games!

  • Monopoly! I was just talking about UNO too.

  • I was like, I forgot to bring my UNO cards and they had it! It's like they read my mind.

  • And here's our kitchen.

  • We have a microwave, coffee and they provided... yeah,

  • so here's all the coffee and tea we can have. They even provide these creamers.

  • And um...

  • That's for s'mores!

  • Oh, the s'mores, yes! We can make s'mores at the fire pit.

  • So they said they have seven fire pits here in the Explorer Cabin area

  • and they provide all the stuff there that we need to make s'mores and I'm kinda excited about this too.

  • Some paper plates and bowls. Some plastic cups.

  • Our friend brought plastic cups because she wanted plastic cups but we have them right here.

  • And we have a nice big fridge here. You can store a lot in here actually.

  • There's a freezer with ice box. You got lots of room.

  • This is really cute too. So they provide a bunch of travel gear - or - camping gear

  • where they give you a flashlight, binoculars to see the wildlife

  • and some hiking sticks.

  • because there is a trail out here that we can go to and there's a beaver dam which I'm so excited about.

  • I can't wait to see that.

  • Crystal gave you the tour of the living room and kitchen

  • but I did want to mention one thing that she didn't mention was the fireplace

  • and this is very easy to use. It's just one switch right here.

  • I always have a horrible time putting on fireplaces because I have one at home

  • and it always scares and when I put the lighter in so I'm glad this is just a switch.

  • Also there's A/C so that's awesome

  • because we are here in September

  • so right now it's cool but it does get a little bit warm during the day

  • so it's nice that there's A/C to stay cool especially me take showers

  • because then it starts getting really warm.

  • Each of the rooms actually have their own temperature control.

  • So here's the first bedroom and they even have their own TV in their first bedroom.

  • So they've got a closet here, their own TV, the window, nice comfy bed

  • and even extra comforters up there.

  • This is the bathroom. It's very spacious.

  • They provide plenty of q-tips and cotton which is great.

  • Blow dryer, plenty of towels...

  • and I love this shower.

  • The tiles in here - I like how they have shelves so if you bring your own stuff

  • if you prefer to use your own shampoo or your shaver or whatever there's little a shelf there

  • but they give you shampoo and conditioner and body wash

  • so you don't have to bring it if you want to use theirs.

  • There's extra toilet paper...

  • Oh! More towels. Yay! Thank you.

  • Alright, let me show you the other bedroom.

  • This bed's a little bit bigger than the other one.

  • The cool thing about this room is the balcony!

  • Yes! So, what I imagine is we're all gonna wake up in the morning

  • drink coffee and we're gonna watch all the wildlife.

  • So peaceful right now. They said that you'll hear a lot of birds in the morning...

  • Oh yeah, I'm so excited for that.

  • I'm very very excited to just chill and watch the wildlife.

  • There's also a TV in this room too so each room actually has a TV.

  • To give you an idea of where we are

  • this is the Explorer Cabins area and this is the main hotel and lobby

  • which they call the lodge and it's just a short five-minute walk so we don't have to

  • drive back and forth to go to the main lobby

  • because this is where all the restaurants, shops...

  • when we have our buffet in the morning for breakfast this is where we'll be going

  • so it'll be like a nice walk up there in the morning.

  • Anyways, all of this is brand new and unfortunately due to rain this year in California,

  • which is good for California...

  • the clubhouse that they're building here in the Explorer Cabin area is still under construction

  • but it's almost done so hopefully when you're here it'll be ready.

  • Also, these cabins have plenty of outlets and they're next to the bed.

  • There's even outlets in the hallway so plenty of outlets if you need to charge a lot of stuff like us.

  • and I'm just ready to get started staying here because there's plenty of activities,

  • the s'mores, the trails, the wildlife in the morning...

  • I'm ready.

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  • I already love our guide, Ethan. He's funny.

  • Yeah, he's a little jokester but he's gonna show us some bear sightings

  • where they usually see bears and where they claw at the trees.

  • We'll also learn some history about the Native Americans.

  • Yeah, I'm pretty excited. It's not a strenuous hike. It's like a loop and they said it'll last about an hour.

  • Yep.

  • It's a nice calming, relaxing hike in this forest.

  • It's already beautiful - the surroundings because we are in the National Forest right now. I just saw a sign.

  • Oh, ok. Nice.

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  • Alright, I didn't know we could eat ferns and he said it tastes like oranges.

  • Oh! I do taste it. Crystal said it tastes like grass but...

  • Well, the aftertaste yeah. Now I kind of taste it but originally it tasted like grass.

  • But yeah, who knew?

  • Who knew you could eat this stuff.

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  • A really quick way to kind of separate the fool's gold from the real gold is to kind of...

  • take it... like I said, a pan works better cuz you can do a lot more

  • you kind of take it and run it through the water. See all that stuff that's kind of flittering down?

  • Yeah.

  • That's fool's gold. You can tell for sure because the fool's gold is not as heavy as real gold.

  • And then what you're left with is the real deal.

  • So not as many. You can see it's not as shiny but that's all real gold.

  • So I probably have about three dollars in my hand.

  • Hahaha!

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  • Pull back, keep your elbow nice and high. Aim a little bit lower than you think

  • and then...

  • Wow!

  • Two fingers around it. Yup, just like that. Elbow nice and high.

  • Ooohhh!

  • I'm terrible at this.

  • Awww... at least it hit it tho.

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  • Look at the... it's a beaver dam right there.

  • Ooohhhh!!! This is the beaver dam!

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  • We just did a nature walk right behind our cabin.

  • There's like a little path and there's a creek here. We saw a beaver dam!

  • We just came here - they already have chairs set out here so we just came here, had some drinks

  • stepped into the water.

  • Yeah and the water is surprisingly cold.

  • Yeah.

  • But yeah, it was so nice just to sit out there and enjoy the sound of the creek...

  • skipping some rocks which was fun and hanging out with our friends.

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  • Hi. How are you doing?

  • Good, how are you?

  • Doing well.

  • Hello!

  • Would you care for any complimentary beer, wine or water?

  • Ahhh yes, I'll take some white wine please.

  • Oh, the wine actually says Explorer Cabin.

  • Oh nice!

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  • Our stay at the lodge is coming to an end.

  • Mhmm... yeah we had a really great time here. All of us did not, just me and Candy

  • but our friends really enjoyed it here. They were so impressed with everything and we were too.

  • Yeah and we were happy that they were really happy.

  • Yeah.

  • Also what we really enjoyed was the people - the service here - just above and beyond.