July 31, 2012: After months and months of preparations, it was time to leave for Yosemite. My wife (Judy) and I drove our vehicles to Yosemite National Park. We dropped off my truck in Curry Village, then proceeded to set up camp at Upper Pines for the night. We managed to get a nice little hike up to Vernal Falls and get some nice waterfall/rainbow photos. We got back to our camp at 8:00 pm and headed back to Curry Village for a pepperoni and mushroom pizza, it was so good :). The park employees were doing their annual Halloween dress up, we were thoroughly entertained. We finished the day off with The Lion King and fell asleep.
|Heading To Vernal Falls|
August 1, 2012: Woke up after a decent night of rest and had some cold pizza for breakfast. We packed up camp and headed over to Housekeeping for a shower. We departed Yosemite and headed south for Sequoia National Park. While driving in Fresno I took great notice of the large billowing thunderstorms building over the Sierra Nevada to our east, I hoped they would dissipate before my departure. We made a couple of stops in Fresno for supplies, frozen yogurt, caramel apple, steaks, wine and sodas. We were now prepared for the drive up to Kings Canyon National Park's Big Stump entrance. We made another stop at the Grant Grove Village Center. We watched a great video about the park, got some fresh fruit from the market and headed south on the Generals Highway. It was a very enjoyable drive to Lodgepole where we would camp the next two nights. We made camp, got the campfire going and barbequed steaks and corn for dinner with pop chips and avocado as an appetizer, very tasty. We finished watching the Lion King and dozed off, today was a good day.
|Mt. Goddard From The Generals Highway|