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... the main road into Yosemite. Suddenly the road began to twist and turn, and the spaces became wide open, with the mountains beginning to appear around us.
We decided to stop for lunch in the sleepy former gold mining town of Mariposa, a one street town, the last before entering the valley. Here, the gold mining heritage has been kept alive and kicking, with saloon doors to enter shops and wooden buildings reminiscent of any great western movie with wide verandas and ...
... 30 mins later we received a call from reception to say Brad was downstairs with an iPhone and that he heard it ringing - what a great guy and I am just glad I had given him a 20 dollar tip after he had dropped us off!! What a day and although we were gutted that we didn't make it to the key sights of Yosemite, we were all safe and had endured an adventure of a different kind. The kids were great and never moaned once so I was very proud of them all ...
Since leaving Yosemite we've been doing quite a bit of driving. We've hit Monterey and then headed down the Big Sur Coastline to stop at Morro Bay. Our next stop was further down at Ventura before we did the mammoth drive from there to Brenda in the desert. Yesterday we arrived further into the desert and canyon areas with a layover at Camp Verde. Needless to say that our kids are probably sick of driving long distances so today's agenda will ...
... this seems way over the top.
On we went.
The second road the 89, was now open, so we turned left and climbed... fast. Before long we were at over 8000 feet. Was the road covered in snow? Were there piles of snow each side of the road?
And I do not believe that it had all just disappeared in the last 2 hours, either.
This road was a delight to drive, and led us eventually to a smaller one, the 4, which had all sorts ...
... and it took about 5 minutes from the tyre being changed to being back on the road again. We had to now go to the nearest Avis at Burbank Airport to swap for a new car. We were covered for the tyre so there was no extra fees at all for our situation... wow... what a relief! Overall, Avis were very helpful in assisting us getting back on the road.
By now it was about 6pm and we headed down the coast going through places like Malibu, stopping briefly by Santa Monica ...