Sunrise in Monument Valley

Sunrise in Monument Valley

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Day 27 Yosemite NP

Getting into Yosemite from Merced, Ca took quite a lot longer than we had anticipated. We went to
 Avis car rental at Merced airport to get a rental car. We wanted to be able to drive around Yosemite to see what we wanted since we would only have 2 days there. The drive was about 75 miles from the airport, but what a long and slow 75 miles. The road was in good condition, but it was narrow, hilly and winding with a good bit of traffic. Most of the traffic was coming out---most likely people going on on Sunday afternoon.
As you can see---one of us is not worried about the drive in to Yosemite.

It also took us a while to locate the CG as signage and the lack of direction was poor and we were lost driving all over. Two and a half hours later after leaving Merced we were in our site (#36) in Lower Pines CG. There are no hook ups in Yosemite so we were roughing it (at least for me anyway).

This place is so gorgeous. The trees, rocks, etc--you are truly in a valley with everthihg surrounding
you. Since there were no hook ups it was a quick set up. Let our the slide and we're good to go. We were amazed that we had phone and Internet access (due Io our Verizon hot spot). It isn't a good signal, but at least more than we anticipated.

We set up the kitties playpen, took out a couple of chairs and the action began. The squirrels and birds we everywhere. The kitties were so excited. They have been pretty bored in the other CGs due to lack of wildlife, but this one made up for it.
The view of Half Dome from our camp site is terrific. The sun was beginning to set and highlighted the top of it. Tomorrow we will  be taking the park shuttle to see the main areas in Yosemite Valley.
Our Internet connections are very bad, so I'm sure my posts will be behind.

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