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yosemite in 3 hours
august 26, 2008
trying to see yosemite national park in 3 hours is like trying to figure out how to react when a bushy haired, bearded, 60yr old, 300lb guy carrying a beer bottle and a newspaper, wearing nothing but a cowboy hat and ragged gray fruit-of-the-looms staggers toward you along a beautiful meadow pathway ... in yosemite.*
kinda like that, anyway.
we were in sacramento, and decided to hit yosemite "on the way back" to portland. yosemite turned out to be a mite further south than we reckoned. but hey, it only added about 9 hours to our 12 hour drive ... so why not? (with that logic we could have hit tijuana, too.)
it was beautiful. we did the aforementioned scenic meadow walk, and hiked to a non-existent lake. apparently in august it turns into a dirt pit. it was a very nice dirt pit hike.
* you politely avert your eyes while your husband tries to figure out what brand of underwear he's wearing.