Caution! No quilty pictures in this post!
On Friday we went to Yosemite National Park, wore ourselves out hiking and took lots of pictures, of which these are just a few! It was a beautiful and perfect day for these activities. It took 1 1/2 hours to get from where we were camping in Oakhurst, CA through the winding roads and gorgeous scenery to the Yosemite Valley.
Our first stop, before we even got to the Valley was Bridal Veil Falls.
|Cliff near Bridal Veil Falls|
Of course, the pictures don't do justice to the amazing sites. The water falls look like tiny drips in the photos, when in fact they are hundreds of feet high and you can hear the water thundering over the cliff before you can see it.
|Bridal Veil Falls|
We hiked to the lower Yosemite Falls and took this picture which shows both the upper and lower falls from the trail.
The picture of El Capitan was taken from the look out area as you enter the Yosemite Valley. What a site!
On the way to the Mariposa Grove, where the sequoia trees are, we saw some deer.
|Deer near the Grizzly Giant|
The Grizzly Giant is the largest and oldest tree in the Mariposa Grove. The hike to see it was up hill on gravel, not as nice a trail as to the water falls, but we made it!
|Grizzly Giant, the largest sequoia tree in the park|
|The Grizzly Giant and me|
We ate lunch outside a deli and when I was eating a cookie, I was looking away at something and all of a sudden a squirrel jumped up on the table and licked my cookie! I yelled and pounded on the table and he ran away. The nerve! I had to throw the rest of that cookie away, but luckily, I had another one.
On our way north, we drove on a road that didn't look very winding on the map, but in reality, it was not a road we would have gone on if we had known better! It went up over a mountain with lots of switchbacks and curves with no guard rails. The road looked new, but maybe that is because it isn't very well travelled. We didn't see any other cars or trucks for a long time and no ranches or homes either. We were really out in the boonies. But, the road was good and DH is an experienced trucker with over a million miles under his belt, so he handled it very well. We were both glad when we got to the freeway!!
We're now in Oregon and will get to our destination, DS's home, tomorrow! BTW, I have done some sewing along the way, even some hand stitching!
Happy stitching and traveling to you!