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Monday, May 07, 2007

Yosemite Vacation

We just arrived back home from Yosemite. It was a wonderful vacation, and we stayed at the Wawona Hotel, which is very comfortable and secluded. The most famous hotel is the Awahnee, where we had lunch twice. Both hotels are wonderful. From the Wawona we had to drive about 45 minutes to get to Yosemite Valley, over winding mountain roads with huge rocks on one side and steep ravines on the other. There were dogwoods in bloom everywhere, and all the deciduous trees were just starting to leaf out. The waterfalls were in full flow, and that is a treat, since in the summer they dry up.

We drove to Mariposa, CA via route 140, where there is a rockslide that covers the road ... we had to take the one-way temporary bridges and road around it, crossing the Merced and back over again.

We visited the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, an easy hike for me (my foot and ankle are still pretty sore). There were all levels of activity available.
We also drove down to Kings Canyon National Park, where we saw this breathtaking canyon. I am so glad we made that trip. It took all day to go there and come back, but it was well worth it.

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