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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 ...
... Most of the campgrounds in and around Yosemite don't allow coaches as big as we are. Like yesterday, we'll be driving the car through Yosemite and since driving through Yosemite takes hours, we figured we might as well cut off some drive time wherever possible.
After getting all set up in our new campground, we putzed. (Old people don't like big projects, only small, easy ones just to pass the time.) I did ...
After leaving Laughlin, NV, we headed across the Mohave
Desert to Bakersfield, CA. Driving that
day was pretty boring…nothing but sand and gravel with a few cactus scattered
about. As we got closer to Bakersfield,
we started seeing more and more fields of fruit trees and other crops
growing. We moved on to Visalia, CA just
outside of ...
... was up there. There were two different sets climbing, 1 set of 3 people were at the point that juts out with 1 person standing on a ledge midway up and the others were getting there. The other set I could only see 2 people climbing and they were mid way up but on the side of El Capitan. It was beautiful standing in the middle of the meadow with granite mountains all around...truly amazing. Looked around for the last time and watched the climbers then started the ...
... tail running thru the mountains. It has 2 waterfalls that usually dry up by summer but one wasn't even flowing which may be due to the low snow. We had a snack overlooking the area and then turned the car around and headed south.
SATURDAY 5/24. Had a late start this morning but we wanted to hit the Coursegold Peddlers Fair. This cute town is 8 miles from the campground (4 miles uphill and then 4 miles down). This place was packed with tents set up everywhere ...