Vulture's View Bed and Breakfast
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Ah, Jonathan's birthday. And, even more importantly, our first chance to head into the world famous Yosemite National Park.
We packed a picnic of wraps and chicken salad - unmade so they'd be nice and fresh - and headed off to the park..... which was MILES away.
Actually quite close, but with windy climbing and ascending roads, it was very unlike Mount Hood. Instead of zooming in at 55 miles an hour, we were following the roads at half that speed.
... and we arrived at Oakhurst, stopping at the supermarket to get some supplies, BBQ for dinner.
The house was a little further out of town and when we reached it we thought we had hit the jackpot. A beautiful 3 bedroom house surrounded by forest. In the back garden there was a landscaped waterfall and pond filled with large goldfish. There was wild deer grazing in the front garden next door.
There was only a Weber ...
... back around 6:00. For dinner, we had been looking forward to seafood from a local place called Crab Cakes. It looked pretty good, and we got a 15% discount by showing our hotel room key. So Crab cakes it was, for both of us. They were quite good, for west coast crab cakes, very tasty, but small, breaded, and fried. At least they gave us three along with rice and coleslaw and a bowl of stewed tomatoes. Josy liked the ...
... and waiting for them in the lobby. Now we have a Dodge Caravan, with significantly less power that yesterday's car (and ours at home!), but it does have a good sound system and plenty of room. ha! We crossed the Bay Bridge to Oakland and had a surprise up our sleeve that the kids did not know about. About an hour away was the John Muir Historic Site, where he lived with his family, farming and advocating for the formation of the ...
... but not distinctly named as we found out the following morning when we learned that we had pulled up in the wrong site and had to pay twice. We had actually prepaid for a space in Furnace Creek RANCH Resort campground which was spitting distance away but completely unassociated. Come on people, help the hapless tourists out a bit. Before this discovery though we spent a pleasant night in Death Valley, watching the sun set over the pink sandy mountains. Our camper was a five berth, ...