Tuesday, November 22, 2011

YOSEMITE

Back to our summer vacation recap:

On Saturday, August 6th, we drove to the amazing Yosemite National Park from Cousin Holly & Dan's place. The below picture was the place where Maiko first understood the magnitude of the place we were driving into. We both had to sit down and take it all in.


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After spending about an hour or so on the ridge looking down and across the valley, we got back in the car and drove down. Below is a picture of us driving past the famous El Capitan where many people rock climb this 1,000 meter face.



Traffic was TERRIBLE down there so we parked the car and spent a few hours on foot walking around the valley before grabbing some lunch (and a beer) at The Ahwahnee Hotel. Below is a picture of Maiko walking past this beautiful hotel after lunch.





We very easily could have spent a very, very long time down there in that beautiful place, but we had places to go and more people to see so we headed back out another exit towards Lodi, California where we were going to visit with Toby's friend, Andy, and his family (next post). Above is a picture of Maiko in The Mustang on the way out of the park and below is a picture of the two of us on that first viewpoint earlier in the day.



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