To describe Yosemite in words is like trying to capture it in a picture.
You just have to go there to witness it properly.
Before a few friends and I first entered the park, I envisioned it to be a Mother Nature Theme Park.
And in a way, it was. It was crowded, everything was easily accessible, there were ample bathrooms.
I was shocked the trails didnâ€™t have handicap ramps!
I feel that the park rangers even made sure deer were always present for ample photo opportunities.
El Capitan and Half Dome, ginormous rock formations, are the pinnacle of your visit. Sort of the Splash Mountain or the Teacups of Yosemite.
Besides spending our weekend exploring, we also frequented the buffet in Camp Curry, where our humble cabin was located.
If youâ€™re not staying in a hotel, you stay at Camp Curry, a sort of halfway point for those who donâ€™t want to sleep in tents but kind of want the fear of being eaten by bears to loomâ€¦ever so slightly.
There were convenience stores and several places to eat in Camp Curry.
But we seem to always choose the 1970â€™s GHETTO ASS buffet.
Wow, my first Yosemite meal. It consisted of everything of the yellow variety. Things not found in nature. You got enough of that outside, I guess.
I donâ€™t think anything green was even offered.
Iâ€™m going to let the rest of the trip play out in pictures.
Because I’m lazy, I couldn’t be bothered to switch them around in the order they downloaded.
More meadow action
One of the multitude of pretty meadows but I could have used a few more deer...to hunt...
We rented bikes on Sunday. I will never forget such a gorgeous bike ride...
Delicious Duck Boobies
Dinner at Hogwarts! Seriously, The Ahwahnee dining room looked just like Harry Potter!
Cheers, El Capitan!
We found a nice secluded spot on a beach to drink wine and admire El Capitan
Nature and crap
The Top of Vernal Falls. I made it! More pats on back.
Vernal Falls and Rainbow. My companions didn't make it up this far. Pat on back, Bun Boy
The annoying steps up to Vernal Falls
We only got as far as the Top of Vernal Falls.
At Breakfast, Jen makes tacos to sneak in her purse for lunch later that day.
A view of something or other...
During an early morning stroll, Thelma and I spotted this deer, killing it on the spot.
A Typical Yosemite Sight...
My Delicious Dinner from the Jimmy Buffet. Most items were as flavorless as they were colorless
Some bridge over troubled water.
Wandering around the Ahwahnee Hotel grounds. Most likely illegally.
The historic Ahwahnee Hotel for drinks!
After a day of hiking, we settle in with a nice Mammoth IPA
Here's the lil' cabin we stayed at. Bathroom NOT included.
First Class Accomodations! Bed Bugs Included!
This is the compound we stayed at
An Ominous Crow. So scary he turned my picture black and white. Well, he prefers Sepia.
More Group Action
Us on the Edge of the Earth. Well, actually they're strangers but you get the picture.
This giant crevice scared the SHIT out of me.
Bun Boy and the gang posing by Half Dome.
Half Dome Adjacent
View of Half Dome when we first arrive! So Ugly! 🙂
I made this waffle from scratch at the breakfast bar at the Comfort Suites! Not too shabby!
Slab of cake - Claim Jumper - We nibled on this throughout the weekend..or Jen did...
Pot Pie at the Claim Jumper. Item may appear larger in your stomach!...