Country Inn Sonora
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Back into San Francisco for a tour of Alcatraz and a view of the Golden Gate Bridge. (Details to follow) Then a very long, slow drive to Sonora due to traffic. What should have been a 2.5 hour trip took 4.5 hours but we made it in at 11pm.
After last night's very long, late drive I decided to let the girls sleep in and not make the early run to Yosemite that we planned. But by 10:45 I was getting a bit nervous that they might never wake up! They got up at 11 and after a run to a local Safeway for supplies we headed off in a light drizzle on the 2 hours drive to the Park. The Rim Fire …
... is where the fires swept through, the town itself is ok but there is a burnt smell everywhere and as we set off to do our first bit of exploring of the park it was nothing but depressing. Miles and miles of burnt trees. We entered the park only to find most of it closed because of the fires and then it started hailing!! The fog came flying back in again and as we got higher and higher the rain turned to snow. Admitting defeat ...
Day 10- Yosemite We drove 130 miles from Lake Tahoe to Yosemite. It was all country roads with the last 50 miles over a mountain pass, some very steep climbing roads, we got up to 8000ft above sea level. It was another beautiful drive. There is currently a big fire burning in the area, it started burning on 17 August, although its now much smaller and more controlled, it is still burning. We could smell the smoke on the mountain and see the ...
... we were and it was 6pm but again the most spectacular views you could imagine. Picture walking up to the railing and looking over, a dizzy 3,400 ft vertical drop ..... takes your breathe away. That that is Yosemite .... Towering sheer cliffs, a waterfall that falls over 2500ft before crashing into the valley floor. Finally for our 3 hour drive back to the hotel.... We stopped and had pizza, in a small town at 10.30 pm it was delicious, as you can see a very long ...
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- Swimming pool
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed