Since we've been married we've been able to travel all over the United States together, but it's usually been for work or other reasons. It was due time for a family vacation! We've been wanting to visit Yosemite National Park for a long time and thought Sean's fall break was the perfect opportunity. We decided to spend a few days in the park and end our trip in San Francisco.
I was a bit nervous when our trip started out with Sean losing his wallet in Winnemucca, NV. I was also a little worried about the drive, but we invested in a dvd player and it seemed to do the trick.
We made it!Yosemite was GORGEOUS and did not disappoint. It was amazing scenery everywhere.
Bridal Veil Falls (No, not the ones in Provo Canyon):
Falls are behind us towards the left:
Swimming at our hotel (Sean and Jackson are in the middle):
Mariposa Grove of giant sequoia trees:
Sean and Jackson are standing at the base of the tree on the left:
Standing inside the tree:
The Grizzly Giant:
Jackson ate it on the trail back to the car and skinned his knee. I didn't realize until we got back to the car that he bled all over my white shirt when I carried him. Needless to say, I was grateful there was a gift shop in the parking lot with a cute Yosemite shirt for sale. I was worried I would have to spend the rest of the day walking around in a shirt with a wolf howling at the moon!
They are sort of hard to see, but there are two waterfalls in this picture. One on the right in the center of the photo and one in the center on the bottom.
Glacier Point (Half Dome on the left):This last picture was pre-Jackson's meltdown. I may or may not have finally caved and given him Sean's Dr. Pepper (much to the dismay of another tourist) :) Really though, I cannot complain. He was so well behaved the majority of the time and I was really glad he was with us.
Also, it was really nice going in the off season. I hear it's crazy in the summer. Traffic for us was minimal and we never felt crowded. It was a great beginning to our trip and we're glad we finally went!