Americas Best Value Inn Yosemite-Oakhurst
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Yosemite park was closed due to government shutdown. However, the staff gave us some good hints how to get into the park. Nice and friendly place - recommended.
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We woke up at 7 am and walked down to breakfast. After scoffing some toast we headed quickly up to our room. After packing our bags we set off across the Bay Bridge. After two hours we stopped at a farm shop and bought some big white peaches, peach flavoured almonds, figs and Pistachio nuts. As the sun came out it reached temperatures 35°c. as we …
... it showed how the park was started, and some of the great things to see.
We visited around the Visitors Center, Museum, Cemetery, and Indian camp, before making our way over to the Yosemite Falls. The Yosemite Lower Falls is a short, easy hike and once we got there, Jody and I did what everyone else was doing, climbing around on the rocks and trying not to fall in the water. Everyone was having a good time, ...
... was worth it. They were amazing, very tall with huge trunks. Made us seem really small. What a beautiful and quiet area. The largest tree is called Nelder. It's 266 ft high and has a diameter of 29 ft. It's the 22nd largest tree in the world and over 2,000 years old. After lunch, Tom, Kim and Christina headed for Yosemite National Park and Glacier Point. It took about 1 1/2 hours on roads much better than this mornings. We arrived at the vista and ...
... famous (or most featured) park ranger, Shelton Johnson. If you have watched the Ken Burns documentary, he is featured multiple times as the park ranger "voice" or representative. He is a mesmerizing story teller with a calm voice. We waited in line to talk with him, and he gave us tips for the day. We also asked him if he was going to give any ranger talks that day, and he told us he was giving a talk on bears at 3:00. We walked around the Visitor's Center a ...
... on the origin of the word "Yosemite", first used by Capt Savage of the Mariposa Battalion in the early 19th C. Bill favours the argument that it is of Chinese origin, sounding like the Chinese words for "harmony". 3 1/2 hour drive from Yosemite to Castro Valley, that turned into 4 hours with an accident closing one lane of the freeway. Got in just before dusk and ordered pizza for ...