Yosemite Ridge Resort
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I managed to rouse the girls up fairly early and we were out of the hotel by nine. We had a big greasy breakfast in a local breakfast diner and, armed with a coffee from the Looney Bean Cafe, we then moved on to Yosemite, approximately a 3 hr drive away. We drove there via the Tioga Pass which is only open in summer. It is a long windy mountain …
... on either side and to top off the effect a tunnel on the other side. The tunnel is from the old rail line and leads to a trailhead for a walk around the dam, but we had run out of time. Coming home we passed Evergreen which looked like a glorious place to stay, if we didn't make it out in time, but we did.
Dinner was at the Groveland Hotel where we just grabbed the last table. The meal was amazing and Nick received some very attentive service, lucky ...
... homage to its origins. Native American quilts hang from the balcony in the lobby, and stained glass windows are etched with traditional designs. Outside, there are sweeping views of the surrounding mountains, but I have to say, that I really think that our views in Curry Village are superior. Naturally we don't have the same comforts as the 5* visitors at the Ahwahnee, but our morning view of Half Dome is hard to beat. We grabbed a free coffee from the lobby, took some pictures of ...
... But it didn’t stop us from returning the next morning for a soak in the, hopefully now cleaned, hot spring.
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We travelled south west a little quicker than normal to catch up with our mate, and sometimes guide, Jamie who spends his NZ winter with his American girlfriend Nicole. We powered back up the Sierra Nevada range to the Tioga pass and got the last campsite available in a state park just outside the Yosemite national park and ...
... t hike so I hope we get an opportunity tomorrow before heading back to San Francisco. Got back in the truck all soaking wet, the radio comes on and blasts out "I'm only happy when it rains..." Which lightened the mood a bit but so far a bit of a disappointing day.
Well that turned around pretty which quick, parked up on Yosemite and the weather completely cleared up, there was blue sky and sunshine. So we decided to head up to the top of ...