Saturday, February 24, 2007
We wanted to visit Yosemite National Park before the weather got too cold, so we picked a weekend in October and reserved a cabin at Curry Village.We stayed in a cabin without a bathroom, and another family of Fellows stayed in a tent cabin. The campground had huge boulders right outside our cabin that were taller than the roof. There were smaller rocks, too, and the kids loved climbing on them like mountain goats. We skipped school on Friday and spent all day driving to Yosemite. On Saturday, we went on a hike with our friends. The trail climbed up a mountain a bit, but wasn't too strenuous for the kids. There were lots of rocks to climb alongside the trail. Our friends introduced us to the chocolate fairy, who leaves candy along the trail for the kids to discover. The trail led us to a waterfall, and that's where we ran into another Fellow who was there that weekend. She and her friend hiked the rest of the way up to the top of the waterfall, but our two families headed back down. We waded in a rocky stream before heading to Yosemite Village for lunch.
That afternoon we explored the recreated Indian village near the Visitors' Center. The next morning, we hiked to a dry lake bed, then had lunch at the historic Ahwahnee Hotel and took a guided tour of the hotel. We had a great time at Yosemite enjoying nature.