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... There were a few more tourists in Yosemite. I was disappointed that the weekend snowfall forced the closure of Glacier Point Rd. for the season so we weren't able to see the park at eye-level from Half Dome. We drove 35 miles on the winding road to the Yosemite Valley. The granite cliffs of Half Dome and El Capitan are stunning, and the red and yellow-leafed oaks, dogwoods, and other deciduous trees were spectacular next to the ...
... found a best buy who didn't stock our SIM card we needed. Tried a target, who had it, but as we learned would not fit our iPhone 5! So we had to pick something which then wouldn't scan. The lovely guy tried everything to get it to work but no luck so sent us to an AT&T store. There we met the lovely Christy, who was amazing and helped us set everything up. She was so nice and even gave us a recommendation for dinner. After setting our phones up we set off to find ...
... grin on his face. I take a look outside the door and he had gathered every orange cone we had and had set them up around the slide outs! Then Patti came around the corner with a cone hanging from a pole laughing her head off..... Yelling coming though, coming through! So sad for me! No sympathy in this camp!
After a good laugh and a little research the consensus was to take off early and head for Sequoia National Forest. Time to renew our focus and get back on ...
... park is gorgeous and Kings
Canyon is spectacular. The road twists
and turns up the mountain, then down the other side into the canyon. We stopped along the river and dunked our
feet in the icy cold water. Next it was
on to Yosemite. We stayed in Oakhurst,
which is about 30 miles outside the south gate of Yosemite. Once again, it was very narrow roads ...
... wagons and built this Center for viewing. Some of the structures were: Barn & Covered Bridge (built in 1857 but covered in Vermont style a few years later) left over from the stage stop in Yosemite, Artist Cabin, George Anderson (miner, blacksmith & guide in late 1800's) cabin, Homestead Cabin, Blacksmith Shop, Calvary Office, Ranger Patrol Cabin, Degnan's Bakery, Wells Fargo Office and the Powderhouse/Jail. It was amazing that these structures could be ...