El Dorado Motel
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... to the horizon. Some of higher Sierra peaks were lost in the clouds but otherwise Yosemite was on full display. People lined up, including us, to have their picture taken by other tourists with the unbelievable panorama behind us. There were excellent signs here describing the scene below. Here we could see two waterfalls not visible from the valley. I'm amazed they had any water.
Walking along the trail around a huge boulder we came to another ...
... designation. Our room was small but very comfortable. We explored the hotel and as you will see in the photos it is beautiful. Later we enjoyed an excellent meal in the spectacular dining room. It wasn't typical hotel food. The downside is the room and food are very expensive. They have a monopoly as the only decent hotel in the valley, and they take full advantage of the monopoly. That said, it was a wonderful experience.
Tomorrow we will explore the park. Stay tuned!
... like a freezer. As in you got out what you needed and closed and locked it straight away. Cars had to free of food, gum, mints etc as bears break into them looking for food. We watched a video at check in and it was amazing how the bears opened the car door by tearing it off the hinges. A fine of $5000 was in place and it was made very clear to us.
We had a good walk around the camp ground before dinner and it was ...
... spots had already been taken, but I knew there would be some options still available that would allow for some great hiking. It was a bit of a hassle getting everything set up to take off, though; firstly, I had to register, and then I had to hire a BEAR CANISTER before I went. Do you even know what that is? I didn't. Basically it's a can that you spray into a pot, add two cups of boiling water, stir for one to two ...
... and I reached for our cameras. Matthew was ecstatic. We watched our new bear friend walk around, and he seemed to get closer to the road as he went. At one point he started running through the meadow, bounding along through the grass. We pulled the car up a bit further so we could keep watching him. We wanted to spend as much time with our bear friend as possible. We passed a man who was standing on the side of the road, and Grampa got out of the car to warn him that there was a ...