24 March, 2013

Bliss or something close to it

I took a much needed trip to see some friends. I rode up with them and took the train back from Fresno to Bakersfield and the Amtrak thru bus to Union Station. At Union Station I picked up the LAX Flyaway bus which took me to the airport where my family met me. 
A wonderful trip. Too short. This is that wonderful time before the tourists come in droves. 

 Someone is not happy Mommy is going bye. 
 The sand beach at our friends relatives cottage. Water level is low. 
 You can see how high the water was and it's still low. 
 Wawona Lodge getting ready to open for vacationers.
 Driving in the Sierra Foothills
 This lightning struck tree has been standing there for nearly 20 years. 
 Looking at the magnificent Yosemite Valley. 
 More of the same.
 Half Dome with snow on it's top. 
 Me at the lookout. 
 A distant view of Bridal Veil Falls
 Bridal Veil Falls
 The stream flowing beneath Bridal Veil Falls
 Bridal Veil Falls
 Upper Yosemite Falls 
 Ancient Rock that is still moving
 Upper Yosemite Falls
 Lower Yosemite Falls
 The bottom of Lower Yosemite FAlls, with people scrambling on the rocks
 Lower Falls rest area
 Lower Falls 
 The California Mining and Mineral Museum, which was closed
 My evil twin at the Mariposa Fruit and Nut Company
 Flowering Trees in Oakhurst
A deck looking off into the 3/4 acre yard. 


  1. Absolutely gorgeous!! What a lovely trip! And hey!! We have the same bedspread!!!

  2. I think it's a Wal-Mart or Anna's special. It is a wonderful place to go, you see God's work right in front of you.

  3. Great photos abunny! I bet it's the best time to go before the vacationers get there.