Majestic. Breathtaking. Awe inspring.

Is there a way to describe the beauty of Yosemite National Park without sounding cliché?  El Capitan reaching violently towards the sky.  Half Dome ,austere, keeping watch over the valley. Bridal Veil Falls unapologetically crashing through the forest.

Today, we enjoyed Yosemite National Park.  We stopped at vistas, hiked up to Bridal Veil Falls, explored bridges, went on a ranger walk, observed mule deer, and watched Half Dome glow bright orange at sunset as the moon rose behind his stoic face.  Magical.

Of course, for every moment of magic there is the pinch of reality.  When we told the boys we were going on a ranger walk they protested.  Thing 1 saying he “could learn all this on the internet.”   Sigh.  They ended up enjoying themselves (for the most part), learned a few things, and earned their Jr. Ranger badges.

So far the hardest part of our trip is accepting that we can’t see it all.  I could spend a month exploring the wonders of Yosemite but the road calls, new adventures await, and there is work to be done.  🙂

Love and Laugher,


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