Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Yosemite - Day 1

When we woke up Tuesday morning (July 30th), Mike headed over to the campground to see if we might be able to claim a spot before the 2pm check-in time while the kids and I had breakfast in the RV and explored around the RV park a little bit.
He came back excited because this year the sites had been assigned and we happened to get the spot we really, REALLY wanted!!! So lucky :-)!
We got everything packed up in the RV, stopped at the grocery store for our camping food supplies and then headed into Yosemite. We lucked out and our campsite was open when we got there even though it wasn't even noon yet and we were able to start our camping adventures early.
The kids were HEAVEN!!! Our site backed right up to the mountain and they were immediately off hiking around and exploring. We went to check out the creek, which we could get to so easily from our spot and found what would be our favorite place to play in the water. Addie spotted some crawfish and we caught some to go with our fish for dinner. Addie took SUCH good care of those crawfish! She loved them...but not the way they tasted :-). Ella and Mike were the fishing duo and caught tons of fish during our days there. We kept 4 for dinner this night and they were delicious! Mike has mastered his preparation :-). All the kids gobbled them up but of course they still had plenty of room for smores later :-).
We went and swam near a little waterfall after dinner and it was gorgeous (and a little chilly...but mostly gorgeous).
There isn't much more to say...it was beautiful, the kids loved it, I loved it, Mike loved it and we went to bed happy and clean.
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The amount of stars we saw was absolutely amazing, but hard to capture without a tripod. Check out the big dipper in the last picture though!
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1 comment:

Brittany said...

Awwwww Summerdale! Your pictures captured it perfectly.