Just before mother’s day, my grandmother and I set out again, this time headed eventually for southern California. Along the way we stopped in Paradise, CA for one night, then two nights up in the amazing Yosemite National Park. We arrived in the park just before sunset and enjoyed the peaceful Bridal Veil falls as well as Tunnel View at dusk before retiring for the night at Wawona in the south of the park.
The next morning we were up at 4am in time to drive to Glacier Point for sunrise. There at 7,200ft. elevation we were treated to panoramic views of the valley 3,200 feet below us as well a full quarter of the entire National Park. The sun rose from behind half dome, flooding the valley with light. Through the day we explored most of the easily accessible sights in the valley including the swinging bridge, Yosemite Chapel, Happy Isles, Yosemite Falls, and Mirror Lake. I would love to return sometime when I had longer to explore. Yosemite is truly a place where you feel like you are inside a giant 3D postcard—everywhere you look is stunningly beautiful.