Groveland Motel & Indian Village
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... bus came and Ann was at the front of the queue and thought she could still make the bus, but she didn't and we had to wait another 15 minutes for the next one. How serendipitous this would turn out to be as the bus we were on was stopped by a park ranger to allow a mother bear and her cubs to cross the road.
All fear of brown bears was lost at this point as the bears ran away from the rangers chasing them out of the camp ground. Unfortunately we were ...
... all at 70 miles an hour. Modesto was a bit nondescript and only really shone on the outskirts where it became a nice little town.
From there we headed up the range to Groveland. The road was winding range cut into the side of the hill with minimal guard rails and trucks with scant regard for the centre line, but spectacular views.
At Groveland our hotel in the Main Street took three goes to find and another couple of ...
... cool night, so we left the windows open and went to bed with fresh air. As I was going to sleep, I looked out the window and saw these big pine trees and rocks in the moonlight. I thought about how we are on top of a mountain in Yosemite and no one knows where we are and we could have bears walk by any minute.
Tomorrow we are going to drive down into Yosemite Valley to see the sites.
Update from Karen: Today was ...
... likely 50% of them were hire cars from San Francisco - it appears to be a very popular route!). Once we made it to our destination, it became even easier to find a wide range of numberplates and we now have 31 of the 50 states collected. Hopefully as we move further east, we will be able to accumulate some of the more eastern and Southern states, as these are currently evading collection!
Anyway, I digress. We arrived at our destination, Curry Village - a combination of ...
... 10 minutes after being dispatched the heart was still beating (severe bradycardia). This was the point Ruth went to sit down. Nice to be close to nature!
A moment of excitement when Roger saw a rattle snake just off the path who rattled at him. This prompted a top tips round from the Californians in the group regarding how to deal with rattlesnakes. Amy's top tips:
- only approach a rattlesnake if ...