Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Yosemite Part 2

We are simply blown away by the timeless majestic beauty of this park.
Arriving in the Yosemite Valley from Mariposa Grove we took in one beautiful sight after another. 
Most of the landmarks we hoped to see are noted on the main park road 
and we were able to either pull over or take a short detour to a parking lot. , 
This required minimal walking to access so many amazing views!
Because of this, the national parks are totally accessible to everyone. 
Of course we would love to do some camping and hiking someday soon but today we are beyond blessed to just be in the park and experience all the natural wonders for ourselves.

There are actually climbers out today!
Pictures just cannot do justice to the textures and colors of this marvelous terrain.
The Falls at Yosemite are some of the most popular sights too, but due to the drought...

they were reduced to a trickle.

Bummer, but still lovely. 
We made a quick stop at the park store in Yosemite Village to get a few goodies!
It's huge, complete with shopping carts, groceries, and multiple checkout lanes. 
We also stopped at the visitor center so I could get my national park passport book stamped! Lol
Time to get back on the main park road 120. 
We are met with more lovely views all along the way.

Tioga pass is breathtaking!

Of course we had to stop and snap a few more pics!

It's a beautiful relaxing drive through the park.

I would love to come back to Yosemite to spend more time...
to camp, hike, ride horses, and take a jillion more photos! 

We will save that for another adventure someday!

We are making good time now as we leave the park and cross into Nevada, 
where we have reservations for the night.

I booked a very special hotel room for us at the 
Holiday Inn in Fallon, NV
Since we are behind schedule we decide to just eat on the rest of our picnic goodies and pick up some chicken mcnuggets through the drive thru! 
What a treat, lol, haven't had McDonalds in forever! 
So tired and ready to relax tonight but we still have few miles to go as we drive through the vast wilderness that is Nevada. 
Tomorrow is the last leg of our California adventure.

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