I take Mike for a visit to our local natural wonder... Yosemite National Park. It was his first time to visit this jewel of the National Park system.
I picked up Mike early on Sunday and drove to the foothills where we stopped in Mariposa for lunch. We ate at Charles St. Diner for brunch.
We then drove to the Yosemite View hotel and was able to an early check in with a first floor room that faced the river.
We then drove into the park, made a quick stop at Bridelveil Falls (crowded) then drove up to Glacier Point with fabulous views looking into the valley. Then we drove into the park and had dinner at the Ahwahee Hotel (now Yosemite Majestic Hotel).
We then drove down to El Portal to the hotel. On Monday we reentered the park to see Yosemite Falls. We had a sandwich lunch at Degnan's before doing the Vernal Falls Bridge hike. After the hike it was time to hit the road back home.
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