Yosemite National Park (July 9 – Aug 5, 2015)

Yosemite National Park entrance Hwy 120

Yosemite National Park entrance Hwy 120

Bob at top of Upper Yosemite Falls

Bob at top of Upper Yosemite Falls

Sherry and convoy made it to Florida safely, although they had plenty of car, truck, and trailer problems along the way. It was a trip they will talk about for years to come! She recuperated with her cousins for a week, then flew back to California to join Bob, hiking in Yosemite.

Together, we enjoyed the remainder of five weeks in Yosemite. We did a lot while there, but there’s always more!

Bob and Sherry at Glacier Point with Half Dome in the background

Bob and Sherry at Glacier Point with Half Dome in the background

Hiked until knees wore out. To the top of Upper Yosemite Falls, Angel Falls, Nevada Falls. Walked to bottom of Lower Yosemite Falls, and around parts of Hetch Hetchy Reservoir. Bussed to Tuolumne Meadows, got rained on, walked down the original entrance road in Tuolumne Grove. Yosemite is an amazing place. The beauty. The granite. The cliffs. Clean rivers for swimming, and water falls seemingly everywhere.

View of Half Dome from Glacier Point

View of Half Dome from Glacier Point

Sherry on the original entrance road into Yosemite, through Giant Sequoias

Sherry on the original entrance road into Yosemite, through Giant Sequoias

Sherry and Bob in front of a Giant Sequoia that was cut out so cars could drive thru.

Sherry and Bob in front of a Giant Sequoia that was cut out so cars could drive thru.

Plenty of people, too. Sometimes hearing English among all the tourists caught our ears because hearing English was so unusual. Enjoyed wine with a couple families from The Netherlands who are touring the Western U.S. for 3 weeks.

Wil, a school teacher from France, also brought his students to the U.S. for the 3 week tour. The common route for tourists from foreign countries is a circle from L.A. to Las Vegas then thru Bryce and Zion Canyons in Utah, on to Yosemite then San Francisco, and finally down the California coast on Hwy 1 back to Los Angeles. That’s a lot to see!

Bob with Louie and his bear buddies

Bob with Louie and his bear buddies

Sherry in Tuolumne Meadows

Sherry in Tuolumne Meadows

Departed Yosemite. Visited the California capital in Sacramento, then the Nevada capital in Carson City. Heading east to Colorado, planning to arrive mid-August to celebrate Gene’s 90th birthday, then staying for 3 or 4 weeks with friends in Loveland.

 

Being in Yosemite with no cell phone service and intermittent internet took some getting used to. We’ve grown so accustomed to easy access of information and using technology to stay in contact with people. But we are back on the road… On Our Adventure!

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View of Yosemite from Glacier Point

View of Yosemite from Glacier Point

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