We finally made it to Yosemite. I am not sure why we waited so long but we made it nonetheless.

Last June we made reservations so that we could stay on the valley floor. If you don’t stay on the valley floor the closest accommodations are almost an hour away. There are really only four options: VRBO, The Majestic (formerly the Ahwahnee), Yosemite Valley Lodge and camping. Mary has reminded me that at this stage in life camping is a hotel room with no remote control for the TV. Given that, we booked early and still had to move between the Lodge and the Majestic since three contiguous nights were not available.

Visiting in May (especially after a very wet winter) is ideal. The falls were breathtaking.

On our first full day we hiked about nine miles, saw Mirror Lake, Half Dome, Upper and Lower Yosemite Falls and more.

The next day we spent a lot of time in Cooks meadow, and got up close and personal with the falls.

Finally on our last day we visited El Capitan, and the Tunnel View. What an amazing park. We will certainly go back again and again.

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