November 11, 2011

19th - 21st oct: yosemite national park

19th October 2010.

Today is the day we take a slow drive to one of the most beautiful places on planet earth and I was super excited about it because I've read nothing but rave reviews about Yosemite National Park.

We arrived a little after 1pm at the park entrance and paid USD $20 for our one week per vehicle pass. From there onwards, it was an experience I'd never ever forget in my entire life time because the sheer beauty of the park just hits you that hard at every single turn.


The Yosemite National Park entrance.

Our one week pass.


We took a quick drive around the park to get accustomed to where everything was. Adrianna was fast asleep due to jet lag so we didn't make any stops except for a quick one at the Village Store to see what was available.

Taking a drive around the park.

The village store.
The smell inside reminds me of my university's refactory aka the cafeteria.

Adrianna and the Village Store life sized grizzly bear. Surprisingly, she wasn't scared when we asked her if she'd like to take a picture with the bear. She must have thought it was a very big teddy bear.

Hubby was exhausted after the drive from Fremont and it was getting dark so we decided to head to our log cabin at Sunset Inn, about half an hour away from Yosemite National Park run by the warm and friendly husband and wife team, Bill and Lauren. It took us some time to find it because our GPS couldn't register the address but we found it and didn't have a problem finding it again after.

We booked the Meadow Lark; a small cozy cabin comfortable enough for four adults. It had 2 queen beds in separated areas, a bathroom and a kitchen. The cabin was fully equipped with everything we needed except for food which we brought; enough to last us the three days we were staying. We called it a night quite early because the next day was going to be a full day spent at the park.

My baby girl loved looking out the window into the woods behind the cabin.

Adrianna enjoying the rocking chair in front of the fireplace.

20th October 2010.

MIL decided not to join us for a tour of the entire park and since Adrianna was still jet lagged, it was a good opportunity for her to get some rest.

So, FIL, hubby and I drove into Yosemite National Park early in the morning and I shall let the pictures below tell the story.

The must-take photo as proof that we were actually at Yosemite National Park.
Yup, we were so the stereo typed cast tourists.

The first vista lookout we encountered on our way into the park, the Glacier Point vista point.

The view on the way into the park.

Our rental for the next two weeks, a Toyota Sienna; equivalent to our local Toyota Estima.



 
Had to take a picture at Tenaya Lake.

 
The calm waters at Tenaya Lake.

 
Tuolumne Meadows in fall.
Apparently in spring and summer, this meadow is brimming with flowers and unfortunately Yosemite National Park will be packed with visitors are well.



Angel Hair Falls.

Close up of the falls.


21st October 2010.

It's our last day at Yosemite National Park today so we got up as early as our little girl would permit us, packed and headed out to one last destination before driving back to Fremont - the land of the giant sequoias: Tuolumne Grove.


With hubby and baby infront of our cabin before heading out - Meadow Lark

 
At the entrance of Tuolumne Grove with my multi-coloured little girl and hubby trying to steal a photo.

FIL, hubby and Adrianna after a half hour hike and we're only just entering the home of the giant sequoias!

The dead tree.

Stealing a kiss from my baby girl.

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