I'm embarrassed to say we'd never been before. It's only a few hours from us.
Grammy and the girls wandered off for a bit. I looked up from checking out a charred stump, and didn't know where they'd gone. So I stayed put, knowing they'd come back to Matilda minivan at some point. Grammy took this lakeside photo.
Next time we'll plan better. But I'm usually a "roll with it" kinda gal, so that's what we did. Lunch was a random assortment of things from one of the stores in the park. Obviously not the most balanced or economical choice, but it kept us going.
Okay, this one is outside the park. The bear was outside a restaurant we ate at the night before Yosemite, in Oakhurst.
Grammy hopped out to make friends with a flock of pea hens. We saw peacocks, too, but I don't seem to have a picture of those.
Upon arrival at home. We covered almost 1900 miles in 11 days, and saw 3 missions, 2 traveling exhibits, a botanical garden, 4 museums, a zoo, 2 ghost towns, 2 national parks, an art gallery, and 4 other major attractions (Hearst Castle, Winchester Mystery House, Santa Cruz Boardwalk, and La Brea Tar Pits). Plus the little unplanned things, like the elephant seals on the beach, and license plates from 49 different places.
It was a good trip.