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... and to make sure not to miss Moro Rock.
Even though the General Sherman Tree is fairly close to the street, the only nearby parking is very limited and is for handicapped only. We had to drive up the mountain to the other parking lot, and quickly found out where the crowds were. We didn't mind, as we were looking to do a little hiking, and the General Sherman was in a larger grove of giant trees, with trails all around. So we ...
... park, Yosemite Village is kind of the center of activity. It has a Post Office, Cafe, Deli, General Store, Museum, campgrounds and a lodge. The free shuttle service buses run throughout the park all day, so if you don't feel like walking you can always just take the free bus. We felt like walking, but the first place we headed was the theater to see one of the two 30-minute movies. The movie called Spirit of Yosemite ...
... find a way back to civilization. Mom plugged the route to the sequoia grove into her phone. We were approximately 40 minutes away from it. How Grampa's GPS got us to that spot past what we believed what was either a hiking trail or an ATV path to a destination that did not exist, I have no idea. My best idea is something involving the Twilight Zone, but Rod Sterling is dead so he can't pop out of the woodwork to explain to us what happened. We may never know.
Well, just ...
... we knew they were setting up for the San Francisco Marathon to be run Sunday morning. What we didn't realize was that it would be closing the streets that provided us access to the 101 out of town! We wandered around a little bit, hoping the Garmin lady would stop directing us to closed streets, until we just gave up and waited until the bulk of runners had passed, and they would let cars sneak through in between groups. ...
We planned on leaving between 8am and 9am but we tend to leave when ready... Today, 10am was when we were ready. Headed up through crazy traffic in LA. Took us 5 hrs driving before finally on an open road! First night we camped just outside Yosemite National Park. Just happy to be out the rat race for a while. Grilled some burgers and early bed for ...