Four families met at Garrett & Gina's at 7:45am Sunday April 14. Jenny drove our van (so I could take care of Meg) and Shannon rode with Jason. A couple hours later we entered Yosemite; passing through 3 tunnels past fast rushing waterfalls. At the west end of Yosemite Valley we stopped at a pull-off to have devotions by the Merced River.
|Half Dome -front and center-|
|all the little people|
|I Chron 29 The Majesty of God|
I Cor 15 The Gospel
Bridalveil Fall was our next stop. The park was so crowded it was tricky finding parking spots for all 4 vehicles. Traveling together is fun, but takes more time and patience! The falls trail was wet and the overlook was so misty you could hardly see it up close = a LOT of water!. The creek below the falls was beautiful with such fast moving water crashing up and over small boulders and rocks. And the fantastic sound. Ah, the noise of rushing water!
|Annie & Claire beside the creek|
|impressive El Capitan|
|another children pic|
|just for fun|
|upper Yosemite Falls|
|God's created playground|
|such a steep climb up the backside of the slide|
|Cora made it!|
|Aaron & Mary Brunk|
|Jason & Jenny Brubaker|
|Shannon & Heather Bowman|
|Garrett & Gina Bowman|
the only snapshot with the falls in it! (upper right)
|Carson and Riley hangin' in a tree|
|watching the tightrope walker teeter across the falls on a cable|
|looking over the sitting area, listening to the melody|
|outside the dining room|
On the way home, we ate at a small Mexican restaurant in Groveland. Our gang filled 3 of the 8 tables! Shannon and I shared chicken Sabina Blanca, which was super tasty!