Feb 3, 2020

The Adventures of Mom and Dad: Yosemite Edition

Damon and I had a business trip that landed us within striking distance of Yosemite, so we took an extra day to hang around and explore the beauty of God's California creation...
We found some huge icicles and Damon got a little psycho about it...
It was February, so most things were pretty frozen...

Watts saw this photo and told his grandmother, "It must be cold there, because Mom looks fat, and she's really not."  And that statement catapulted him to his current status as my favorite child...

The hotel that we stayed in was historic and grand, and everything that I love in a hotel. It had huge fires to read beside, but sadly I had very little time to enjoy them as we were not there for long...

Also, as Watts already noticed, it was COLD!!!
Damon insisted on taking photos of me that I did not love...





I don't mind taking them together...








This should give you some idea of the terrain we were hiking.  There were lots of spots more brutal than this and a ton of change in elevation, sometimes coupled with ice on the trail, so Yosemite is not what I would call "family friendly" at this time of year...




It was a pretty exhausting day, actually...
Let's go hiking, he said.  It'll be totally safe, he said...

The trail...






I refuse to be "financially" responsible for anything until the park service learns to spell it...













This was probably the most treacherous part of the trail, so of course we used it as a photo op...

The sign at the hotel made me feel oh so safe...
In spite of the cold and the sometimes iffy conditions on the trail, this hike together was totally my jam and one of my favorite things that Damon and I have ever done!  I highly recommend a trip to Yosemite! 
 

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