Econo Lodge Wildwood Inn
Travel Blogs from Mammoth Lakes
... br> Mark the big cheese sorted it all out himself, and even set the sat nave for oue next destination. He could not have been nicer.
Well done, Richard and massive thanks to you both for being there.
New knobs and buttons to discover... and we gently rolled out into the Vegas traffic hoping to get OUT of the place asap. All sat navs are different, and one of us inadvertently managed to press something which meant it took us to a way point and not on the ...
... Elliott up (at about 7:45) and get started with the day; we wanted to get into Yosemite early to lock down a camp site. We then headed into the little town in between the lake and Yosemite to fill up the tank. Well over night gas had jumped up more than 50 cents and we payed $4.89. Didn't have much choice though since it was the only gas station in town; so we filled up and headed up toward the pass into Yosemite. I ...
... Twin Lakes is almost back on the north-east border of Yosemite, still around 7000ft. We thought it'd be nice to relax for a couple more nights in the mountains before heading south. The lake is a pretty blue, a favourite with fishermen and summer holiday-makers, but it's quieter now than at the height of the summer season. Our log abode is called a "rustic" cabin, but it has everything we need: beds, kitchen, bathroom, floor at a 15 degree incline... ...
... and we gracefully made our way up the mountain. The journey up was spectacular and encounter Ellery Lake (9538') still frozen was exciting. another lapse in planning failed to establish that this pass usually only opens in June because it is snow-bound. Mercifully it opened last week!
Entrance to the Park was straightforward thanks to our annual pass - we ...
... which we also broke)
Peter Pan's flight
Pirates of the Caribbean
Lunch at the Blue Bayou
Soaring' over California
The Grisley River Run
Toy Story 4D Adventure
Fireworks to finish
It was a very full day. The lunch in the Blue Bayou was wonderful - the food incredibly delicious and the setting superb. My wonderful family pampered me all day and I felt like a ...