Yosemite Valley from Tunnel View
WOW, a month since our last posting!
To pickup where our last blog left off:
We stayed two more weeks at the Escapee Park in Pahrump. Kathy beaded everyday, I read and Raider got in his two walks a day. Although, the weather stayed nice the nights kept getting colder and colder. As planned we left Pahrump on November 18th and had a dull, uneventful two day drive to San Jose. We arrived in San Jose just in time for a wet rainy and windy day. After a weekend of laundry, groceries etc. We went to Kathy’s folks place in Mariposa California for Thanksgiving Week. Mariposa is about 40 miles west of Yosemite National Park (about an hour’s drive). There are very few RV Parks in the area and none open this time of year, so we left the trailer in San Jose.
Over the years we have been to Yosemite more times than we can remember and in every month of the year. November in Yosemite is probably the quietest time of the year. Too late for the summer crowds and too early for the winter skiers. We guessed that is had been about 5 years since Kathy and I had been to Yosemite Valley and even longer since her folks had been to Yosemite Valley. With that in mind we decided to take a day trip to Yosemite.
As you can see from the pictures we had a beautiful fall day. It was a little cool to be sure but sun was shining and the there wasn’t any wind.
El Capitan up close
Yosemite’s famous waterfalls are reduced to a trickle by November:
Bridal veil Falls
Top of Yosemite Falls
Thanksgiving was pretty traditional too much food, dinner with Kathy’s folks and her youngest sister and her family.
We are now back in San Jose for Christmas with our youngest son and our yearly doctor and dentist visits.