Sunday, October 7, 2012


Tom and  just returned from our weekend in Yosemite.  We went to celebrate our 28th anniversary.  We had a great time, very relaxing and the weather could not have been more perfect.  Tom had never been to Yosemite before, I have not been back since I was a teen. 

We had a nice guided tour of the Valley conducted by one of the young staff at the Evergreen Lodge - which is a fabulous place if anyone is considering a trip that way.  Bryant is an avid naturalist and climber; he and Tom talked about hikes he could take on during future trips. We were joined on our tour by a family visiting from Australia and a guy from the UK who pronounced every sight "gooore-jus" with great enthusiasm. 

When I mentioned that my family used to fill jugs of water from the springs around the valley, Bryant made a point of stopping at one and we all drank real spring water!

We stood and watched several teams climbing El Capitan through binoculars.  My camera could not pick them up.  Most climbers take 3 days to reach the top and then descend. Bryant explained in some detail the way that they do the climb, including eating, sleeping and containing their waste to take back down the mountain. He also talked about the exhilaration which makes it so worth the pain.

We had really nice meals at the Lodge and sat out under the stars in front of an outdoor fireplace finishing off the wine from our dinner.  It was wonderful.


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Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

It sounds wonderful. I love Yosemite.

knittergran said...

Happy Anniversary! What a wonderful way to celebrate it!!!

Jennifer (Jen on the Edge) said...

It sounds like a wonderful visit.

Hubs and I were just talking about how we've never been and how much we'd like to visit and you've just further whetted our appetite.

Tricia said...

That sounds lovely so glad you had a good time and such an excellent guide. Happy Anniversary.

Claudia from Idiot's Kitchen said...

Happy Anniversary! Yosemite is probably my favorite place on earth. So glorious!