Wednesday, May 30

preview of yosemite

Hello everyone!! We made it back down safely from Yosemite, really late on Monday night. There was a lot of traffic on the roads with everyone returning home from their weekend getaways as well. It was truly an amazing experience and I am excited to share all the pictures and memories with you. This first post is just a little teaser of all the pictures to come, because we took over 300 photos! I have my work cut out for me - trying to scale them down and pick out the best ones to post.

First let me tell you a little bit about our trip. On Saturday morning around 7am we packed the car, grabbed some breakfast and hit the road. We made good time to get into Yosemite, however about 4 miles away from the park entrance we hit traffic. Bad traffic. Where we sat in the car for 2 hours moving a couple of inches every 10 minutes. We started snacking on some food I had packed and watched a couple episodes of Whale Wars on my iPad before finally getting into the park. That day we just spent our exploring and figuring out what we wanted to do for the rest of the trip. We made it out to the lower Yosemite Falls and climbed on the rocks to get the best view and full experience of the waterfall's raw power. Unfortunately the weather was rainy and there were lots of low clouds hanging in the valley.  Saturday and Sunday were absolutely stunning with bright blue skies and a couple of white puffy clouds in the distance.

Sunday was our big hike day and we were gone from 7am to 7pm just hiking through the mountains. It was a long, tiring and trying day but we came out on the other side both physically and mentally stronger both as individuals and together in our relationship. Even today {Wednesday} I am still feeling the after math of blisters and sore muscles, but the experience was 100% worth it.

Then on Monday we had a 2 hour horseback ride booked and we biked around the valley floor enjoying the beautiful weather and taking it all in before we had to come back to reality. Then about 6 o'clock we said goodbye to the beautiful forest and made the trek back home.

Stay tuned for a couple more posts in more detail with amazing scenic photographs and the beauty that is Yosemite National Park.

X x


His Little Lady said...

isn't yosemite magical! can't wait to see more pictures :)
xo TJ