Love and Food in the Big D

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Yosemite Vacation - Day 4 Limping our way through it

No steps or down hills please!

On this day I could honestly say that I felt ALL of my 30 years and 2 days.  After the hike we had the day before, we were lucky we even made it out of our cabin at all.  As the day began, much like most of the other days (at the butt crack of dawn, still being on Texas time) we took advantage of the extra time to make our way through our morning routine.  This time, SLOWLY but ever so surely.  I didn't quite pay attention, but I'm sure that everyone had a good laugh at us as we hobbled around Yosemite Valley touring the museum and visitors center.  What OLD FARTS WE ARE!!  It's a good thing we left touring the valley, the FLAT valley (thank goodness!) to this day of heavenly NOTHING-NESS!

The visitors center was actually quite interesting..

Mr. John Muir

This tree, which fell in 1912 was nearly 1000 years old!

Something in this picture is not like the other... :)

Head stones each simply labeled.
A Boy. A Frenchman. Wolcock. and Boston. 
Kinda sad...

I'm going to go out on a limb and say that this entry is NOT ADA compliant.
Just a thought.... The tree was OBVIOUSLY there first..why not just MOVE the door?
And while you're at it... MOVE the building TOO?!?!  Geez!  

So somewhere on this HUGE expanse of El Capitan's rock face...

We spot some rock climbers!  And by the looks of it, they were up there over night.  
Their mid-air make shift cots gave it away..  Can you see it??

Turns out there was two guys...One took off about 20 minutes before the other on his ascent, while the other stayed behind to take down their cot and pack up.  Crazy huh?

Looking left, we just so happen to spot another set of
two people making their way DOWN El Capitan

This one seems to be SETTING UP for a night on the rock.  
The climber on the bottom begins to unpack 

While the other two in the middle of the rock make their way up, slowly but surely

In his youth, Chad and his friends jumped with reckless abandon into this river.  
(The water was obviously higher back then)

From this bridge.  

Looking up to the sky where our first night photos were taken

Day two of night time camera experimentation
These came out tons better!
Turns out that car lights were actually a good thing and HELPED light up this tree :)

Taken right outside our cabin #550 :)

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