TOM BOPP'S SCHEDULE
5:30pm - 9:30pm Tuesday - Saturday
August 9 - November 12, plus Nov. 22 - 26
Employee housing and seasonal rentals remain scarce in the area. I've booked vacation rental cabins at The Redwoods In Yosemite for selected weeks during the season, the costs of which far exceed my earnings. The generosity of several Wawona homeowners, who have provided complimentary stays in their cabins, has offset those costs and expanded my performance schedule. We'll continue to seek employee-housing or a seasonal rental to make my continued appearances at the Wawona Hotel sustainable.
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December 12, 2021
accomplished our move to San Luis Obispo county on California's central
coast (see our June announcement, below).
While Diane and I are busy remodeling our new home in San Luis Obispo
County, we and the good folks at the Wawona Hotel are looking forward
to our return in the spring, as long as we can work out the logistics.
We’ll keep you posted, and wish all our Wawona neighbors a
love-filled holiday season and new year!
writing to let you know that Diane and I have made the tough decision to
change our home-base to California’s central coast, but with the
intent that I continue to perform seasonally at the Wawona Hotel.
goal is to relocate to a place more amenable to senior-needs as we age,
to get it done while we’re still fit enough to handle the challenge of
moving, and still be a half day’s drive from the Wawona Hotel, where I
hope to perform as often as possible.
During recent weeks, the task of selling our home, finding and buying a new one, packing, and planning the move across the state, has increasingly consumed our time and attention. As with any such plan, there are a variety of outcomes, but they all include my continuing at the hotel.
Once we have
found a buyer for our home in Wawona, secured a new home on the coast,
and accomplished the move, we’ll have a better idea of when I can
return to the hotel for the season. In the meantime, know that I dearly,
deeply miss sharing our piano-parlor with you.
us, 2020 was a year for reflection. Now, 2021 has become a year for
transition – not away from, but rather adding to our connection to
dear Wawona. We remember, as a way of comforting ourselves, the many
others associated with Wawona and Yosemite who had that dual connection
to other parts of California: Galen Clark had Summerland, the Washburns
had Oakland, San Francisco, and Indio, John Muir had Martinez, Carl
Sharsmith had San Jose, Ansel Adams had Carmel, and for many of our
neighbors Wawona is their second home.
the off-season, I may look into expanding my performance-venues by
bringing a bit of Wawona to the coast. I’ll also concentrate on a few
new book projects related to Wawona (one is nearly finished), as well as
video, photography, and music with, of course, Diane as my creative muse
and production design expert. And if she’s not exhausted from working
with me, Diane has a good deal of watercolor art to create.
I lived my first four summer seasons upstairs in the Wawona Hotel, followed by sixteen years in Oakhurst (the latter eight years with Diane). After that, together with our kitties we lived fourteen sweet years in Fish Camp. Now, with full hearts, celebrating five magical years as full-time residents of Wawona, we join the many part-timers who keep and cherish a spiritual connection to our home in the Sierra.
you at the hotel!
& Diane Bopp