Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Yosemite National Park


Another great place to take your family, make it a day trip or several, is to Yosemite National Park.  Camping, hotel, or staying at the lodge is available. You may see all kinds of beautiful birds, bear, sheep, mountain lion, fox, coyote, bobcats, snakes, deer and others I haven’t mentioned.  Bulldog man and I were in Santa Rosa, California due to his job.  On one of his days off, we decided to take a drive and make a day trip to Yosemite; this was back in the spring of 2004.  The park was approximately 2 – 3 hours from our location.  So, we got up real early, packed a little breakfast/lunch, jumped in the rental car and headed on to our destination.  It’s not unlike us to just jump in the car wherever we are and take a day trip. Anyway, back to the story. We drove through this orange grove, OMG… it was so delightful.  The smell of sweet orange blossoms, not anything you’ve smelt before.  I really thought I was in heaven...until, we entered Yosemite National Park.  This was heaven, the beautiful mountains, cliffs, trees, flowers and wildlife.  I can’t explain it, but you know when you see something and can’t believe it’s real?  Well, it was………………..
Here are a few pictures I would like to share with you while visiting.



Cascade Falls



El Capitan

Yosemite Falls


In the news yesterday they focused in on Horsetail Falls, part of Yosemite National Park (bringing back memories of our visit). This waterfall, during the last 2 weeks of the month of February has a neon orange glow as if it were a fire.  This orange glow is produced by the sunlight as the sun is setting.  This event is not a yearly event.   Once you watch the video courtesy of YouTube and Yosemite National Notes, you will know why I said I’m in heaven. 





4 comments:

  1. One of my favorite Nat'l Parks .. that and Sequoia Nat'l and my new favorite, Glacier Nat'l Park.

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    1. Mrs. Mac,
      I love Yosemite. I haven't been to Glacier National Park, it's on the list :-) Have you been to the Grand Canyon? Now this park is spectacular.

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  2. Loved the write up and additional movie about Yosemite. Very nice!

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    1. Thanks, it's a great place to visit.

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