Mexico: Pleasant stop
Antigua Posada, Galeana No. 69, Col. Centro, C.P. 62000, Cuernavaca; 011- 52-777-310-21-79, http://www.tourbymexico.com . [Click on "Facilities Map," then on "Morelos."] "Great small hotel in the charming city of Cuernavaca is within easy walking distance of the zócalo, cathedral, and excellent restaurants and museums. The hotel has 10 rooms, large gardens, private terraces and a swimming pool. The staff is competent and pleasant; the area is quiet and safe." Doubles $61.86 per night, including breakfast.
California: Sierra high
Blackberry Inn, P.O. Box 1064, Groveland, 95321; (209) 962-4663, http://www.blackberry-inn.com . "Tastefully decorated bed-and-breakfast near Yosemite has cozy private rooms. Breakfast was outstanding. Owners have years of experience in the area and helped us make the most of our trip to the Sierra Nevada." Doubles $120 to $150, depending on season. All rooms have baths; some have fireplaces. Breakfast included in rate.
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