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Away at Yosemite

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

I just returned from a trip with my family to Yosemite, a place of incomparable natural beauty.   In my view, Yosemite is God’s cathedral: lush green meadows surrounded by towering granite walls, open to the sky.

With all the rain we’ve had this year, falls were roaring!  We could hear them at night.  Sleeping in a tent cabin is rugged, the closest I come to camping.  I like burrowing in my sleeping bag when it’s 40 degrees at night.  Camp Curry is on the valley floor, so convenient to everything with spectacular views of the meadows and Half Dome.  Dinner Saturday at the elegant Ahwahnee was a special treat, well-deserved after our a full day of hiking.  We did make it to the TOP of Yosemite Falls.  So high up, I felt as though I was in an eagle’s nest  looking down over on the valley. 

It was good to be away from laptops, tv and texting.  We had our cell phones for emergencies. Take your children on  on an excursion such as this.  Have them experience nature and see deer in the meadows and roast somemores over a campfire. Step back in time with a camping vacation.  Indulge in life’s simple pleasures.  These are the best.