After a mere 18 hours of driving (thanks to an accident closing down the freeway) we made it to Yosemite.
Our first stop was to see the giant Sequoia trees.
For some reason, I had pictured an entire giant forest. Turns out, the giants are few and far between. But still very impressive!
We had to take an ice cream break to beat the heat.
Some of us were exhausted after our little hike.
After lunch we drove through the Yosemite Valley, which was my favorite part of the whole trip. I could have used another day or two there to take in all of the beauty.
The thing that Jonah had been looking most forward to was seeing some waterfalls. He was so excited… we even got to hike to the bottom of one, and stand in the mist. Caleb said afterword, “that was one of the best feelings of my life!”
We stopped whenever we saw something that needed a closer look. These rocks just needed to be climbed.
We paused for the lovely meadow with a deer in it. (Rebecca is trying to eat it in this picture.) We paid for that stop with mosquito bites!
To be continued…