I feel like a trip to Yosemite is in order. It's been YEARS since we last went and while we were there I was sick so we couldn't really enjoy it all that much. (We ended up driving around the Valley floor because that was all the sight-seeing I had energy for). I checked and there are tent cabins available at Curry Village in mid-October - I'd love to stay there again. Shelter, but not. Camping, but not.
And thus ends my latest round of procrastination. Must get back to the basement to finish painting.