Tuesday, June 9, 2009

And We're Climbing the Stairway to Heaven...

Off we go again...not to Mt. Rushmore, to Yosemite.

Yep, we've got beautiful weather in Nor Cal, but thunderstorms nixed our trip to the Dakotas.

So we decided to take off for the most beautiful place on earth.

And the drive was beautiful too, right up until...

We blew out a tire.

AAA didn't let that stop us...Soon we were on our way again.

And the scenery continued to be gorgeous.

The entrance to the park was a welcome sight.

And the ranger was pretty welcoming, too.

Off to find the Ahwahnee Hotel.

And a friend or two along the way.

Well, lookie here...

It's the Ahwahnee herself.

How 'bout a little walk before dinner?

Maybe to Lower Yosemite Falls?

Not a bad lookin' spot, is it?

El Capitan's not too shabby, either.

Nor is the rest of the scenery as we make our way back...

to dinner at the Ahwahnee.

I had the rib-eye. And chocolate decadence.

Can't wait to see what tomorrow brings.



Natalie said...

Wow Sue!! It's is absolutely gorgeous. Sorry about the blown tire, but glad you made it safely to your lovely destination.

Have a wonderful time! Oh, and chocolate decadence....yummy!!

KC Mom said...

Oh my! I'm sure you are glad your trip is half the length now!
Yosemite is gorgeous! Oh, that looks heavenly.

em said...

love it, so many memories in yosemite! we used to camp there quite a bit when i was in middle school. i loved all of the hikes we went on. and the peanut butter m&m's i always had in my pocket for them;-)

Brandy said...

Gorgeous pictures! Well, except for the flat tire.

Stopping by to welcome you to SITS!

Joy said...

What a beautiful trip you had!

Stopping by to say hello and welcome to SITS!

Fiauna said...

You lucky girl. Looks like a nice vacation. You even survived the flat tire. Yosemite never looked better.

Kristin said...

That lake looks AMAZING! I am so jealous. PS I am coming to SF for Karisa's baby shower and I am totally bummed that none of you will be there!

K2cole said...

Beautiful!! We are planning to go to Yellowstone this summer, I cannot wait for my kids to see the Tetons for the first time or watch Old Faithful. Have a fun trip!

karen said...

The hotel looks beautiful! The scenery is gorgeous, but I want to know where that hotel is! I could be persuaded to go to the woods if I could stay there. Have a great time, and enjoy some chocolate decadence for me!

jen said...

You've made me want to go to Yosemite. Now.
It looks so beautiful there.
And chocolate decadence . . . ah.

NBlake said...

Wish I was there with you instead of grading finals :)

The Mom @ Babes in Hairland said...

Wow - amazing pictures - truly beautiful. I've never been, going to have to though. Thanks for sharing all the beauty. Welcome to SITS - I know you'll love it.

Mercedes said...

Your pictures are breathtaking. I am so glad you joined SITS. I really enjoy your blog.

Heather Anderson said...

Yosemite is so pretty I forgot how wonderful it is!!! I hope you are enjoying the trip... from the pics it looks like you are.

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