Courtyard By Marriott Fresno
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I work for McDonald's Corporation as a Financial Accountant. My current markets include the San Francisco area, Fresno, Hawaii and Guam. This trip I needed to travel to San Francisco and Fresno for work, so I tacked on a few days at each end of the trip to spend with my friends Julie, who is on the Oakland side of the bay and Carrie/Karen who live …
... desert, prairie grassland, farmland, rivers, oceans, dry climate, cool climate....etc. You always want to have your camera ready because at the next turn in the road or over the next hill there may be the most amazing photo opportunity. This has never been more true than the drive to Yosemite. You wonder how stone and trees and water and sky can come together to amaze the eye and capture ones attention but they do. In an instant ...
"When I entered this sublime wilderness the day was nearly done. The trees with rosy, glowing countenances seemed to be hushed and thoughtful, as if waiting in conscious religious dependence on the sun, and one walked softly and awestricken among them."
-John Muir, writing of Giant Forest, which he explored and named
It was an early breakfast with Dan and Judy from Maryland. Breakfast was not that great ...
... the ski resort was on and let the doggies play in the snow. The ski
slope was small and similar to app. We would have skied since it wasn’t crowded
at all and they’d just had snow fall, but our legs were like jello. We then
drove to mariposa grove before we left. Little did we know that it was home to
the giant sequoia trees. We had seen some really big trees but none like the
ones here. They were 20 foot or more thick and probably 40 feet around. ...
... then there were the trees…tall pine trees forming corridors through which to drive. And we climbed higher, along winding roads, hugging the mountainsides in a zigzag pattern, up and up, to the top of the mountain. The rise in elevation was about 6,000 feet. And the road was often narrow, looking down into the deep valley below. There were many turnoffs to take photos of the river valley, and I took advantage of most of them. And suddenly the trees were red ...
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Staff was super friendly. Rooms were very clean and nice. We were greeted with warm cookies. Key to my heart.
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