Yosemite National Park (World/US&C)

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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Yosemite is a wonderful place. It was not too terribly far from where I grew up, so my parents and I went there every now and then. I think it's safe to say it was one of my favorite places to go as a kid. I haven't been back as an adult, though, sadly. I do hope to take my kids there one of these days so that they, too, can see Half Dome and El Capitan and the rest of Yosemite's glory.

I have many fond memories of Yosemite, hiking around and taking in all the natural beauty that it is. I have played in the cold, cold water of its streams and ponds. I have gone horseback riding (that was fun!), and I have even stayed the night there.

My parents and I stayed in a tent-cabin (wood frame with cloth walls) in May for my birthday one year. Froze my ass off. It felt like the middle of winter. I also stayed in one of the real cabins in the Sequoias there. That was much better. I still remember the smell of the trees and the camp fires. Oh it was lovely. I would like to stay at the Ahwhanee some day; it is terribly expensive though.

Most of the time, we just went up on day trips. It didn't give us a whole lot of time, but certainly better than nothing. One time we stopped by a wide river, and I was skipping rocks or something. Some photographer asked if she could take a picture of me for a magazine. I wonder if that photo ever made it to print?

Anyway, Yosemite is definitely worth a visit. I would suggest spending as many days in the area as possible, because there is quite a lot to see and do, especially if you love being out in nature--Yosemite can't be beat for that!
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