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Old 10-04-2008, 02:47 PM   #1
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Cool 3 states, 3 weeks and 2000 miles in a Jeep - Day 10

Sunday June 25th 2006

As we had a kitchenette we were able to make brekkie for ourselves today and it consisted of coco pops followed by toast with marmite or jam with tea Luckily due to the time difference it meant that England were playing at 8am so we were able to watch the match while eating brekkie. It was a lovely sunny morning as the view from our patio shows.



After getting ready we headed out for Yosemite itself. It was looking quite busy as we drove through the valley to the day parking lot but we easily found a space and headed towards the bus area. Not knowing really where to go we got the shuttle bus and got our bearings. We stopped at the Yosemite Lodge and decided to book a tour on the open trolley. This tour was due to depart at 2pm so we went back to the car for a quick drink and then got back for about 1.30pm. It had by now clouded over and we could hear the distant rumble of thunder! Whilst waiting a rather friendly squirrel came wandering past looking for scraps of food Soon we were off on the tour which was guided by a Park Ranger. It was an interesting journey and we saw a lot of sights and gained a lot of insight into what particular rocks were called and how the park was formed.



All of the falls were running very fast and very full due to the previous winter's heavy snowfall, usually by mid June some of the falls are slowing up!





The tour lasted about 2 hours and there were a few spots of rain but nothing to really worry about, in fact the cloud cover was good as if it had not been there it would have been too hot for 2 hours out in the open. As the tour was ending and we came back into Yosemite Village we saw some deer just grazing in the middle of the paths.



It was now getting to be quite late in the afternoon so we headed back to the hotel for a swim and a soak in the Jacuzzi bath

For dinner we didn't fancy going to far so went to the hotel restaurant. The restaurant was quite busy so while waiting we went in the bar for a beer Once seated for dinner we shared an appetiser of Buffalo wings as the entrees came with a salad bar and soup! For entree I had grilled shrimp served on a bed of rice whilst Nathan had the BBQ chicken breast with jacket potato.





To go with dinner we ordered a bottle of local Sauvignon Blanc Tomorrow we were going to head of to Glacier point for a view of the valley.

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Old 10-05-2008, 02:56 AM   #2
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more amazing views - I had to get the USA/Californian broshure out for a look last night. Its on my list now
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Old 10-05-2008, 03:01 AM   #3
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Lovely views+the food looks amazing.x.
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Old 10-05-2008, 03:20 PM   #5
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Gorgeous photos again. I know that the mountains are impressive things to photograph, but you have to have an eye for composition and you do.

My one question--where did you find a jar of marmite?!!
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Old 10-05-2008, 03:30 PM   #6
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Gorgeous photos again. I know that the mountains are impressive things to photograph, but you have to have an eye for composition and you do.

My one question--where did you find a jar of marmite?!!
Thank you for the compliment about the pictures

As for the marmite we always pop a jar in the suitcase Even better now we can get the plastic squeezy jars!

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The view from your patio is stunning! Great pics.
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Lovely views - I remember turning up in shorts when we went - as we unpacked my DH said 'it's snowing' - I thought he was kidding but it was!!
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what a great day and a brilliant tour


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