River Rock Inn and Deli Garden Cafe
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... too tired to play the all important final round of canasta and so headed straight to bed for some well-earned rest.
Day 86 - Mariposa Grove
We took it easy after yesterday's long hike - a lie in and a relaxed slow start. There were some aching muscles amongst us to be eased into the day!
After a picnic breakfast and dark roast coffee in our lodge, we hopped back in the car and headed out into the wilderness.
Yosemite National Park is such ...
... at the gift shop, made our way back out of the valley for the long, long four hour drive back to San Francisco - more specifically to our hotel in slightly dodgy Daly City. Unfortunately we didn't see any bears at Yosemite, even when we were yelling out the car windows on the way home asking them to come out! Oh well, maybe next time! Yosemite is a very special place, almost spiritual in its beauty. An absolute must see if you ever get the ...
... as well.
After a long and fun day of hiking, we got back to Curry Village at 5pm, and met up with everyone for dinner. We ordered pizza, and although the slices were massive, everyone was super hungry - go figure! It started to pour with rain during dinner, which also meant the temperature dropped even further.
On the way back to camp, we stopped at a lookout and caught a glimpse of the sun setting on one of the rock formations in the park. It was ...
... millions years ago. We head on to the view the giant secorira trees, this was about half an hour walk from the road down into the forest. The trees can only be described as huge! We soon headed off again to look around Yosemite village, an area of shops, restaurants and visitors centre on the valley floor. This is where we would catch free shuttles around the park tomorrow. ...
... enjoyed an hour Junior Ranger Tour with one of the Park Rangers and learnt about the local trees and birds. An ice-cream to revive energy levels and a stop to view El Capitan (the largest granite monolith in the world) saw us on our way back home to pick up supplies for another barbie.
A quick swim and then reacquainting ourselves with the cooking sticks of the night before and we had completed another fun but exhausting day.