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My trusting and faithful concierge Triscuit, awaits patiently on the terazzo front steps for guests.
The concept of a lodge came from my annual childhood vacations to a lodge and cabin property along the Peak to Peak highway outside of Estes Park, Colorado. It's a large, log lodge with a lobby and dining area on the first floor with guest rooms above.
Items of worth (unfortunately not seen) are a stained glass back door with a small balcony in the rear and a wood shed along the opposite end, filled with tootsie roll logs to feed a seasonal fire.
An acquaintance of mine passed away a few years ago. We talked about baking and specifically ideas for gingerbread houses. His last name was Harriman and I included him with Initializing the Necco and chocolate pebble chimney.
I am a former pastry chef but this is the first gingerbread project I have attempted in the many years of letting my mental creation come to fruition.