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One thing we love about the Bay Area is that there’s so much stuff to do! (It’s also one of the reasons I haven’t updated this in a while…*cough*) A few weeks ago, Brady and I drove out to the Central Valley to visit one of his college buddies and go to Yosemite national park. His friend lives about halfway between our house and the park, so we drove to his house, spent the night, then drove into the park the next day. It was great, because we had our own personal tour guide to teach us the ins and outs of getting through a VERY heavily traveled national park.

Brady and Jared at El Capitan

While we were driving through the park we saw a bunch of cars pulled off to the side of the road…when Jared suddenly yelled, “BEAR!” So we pulled over too a saw a mama bear and two cubs climbing trees and playing in the grass. Too bad the zoom on our camera wasn’t better. Click on the picture to enlarge it.

Brady in front of Yosemite falls. It was a beautiful day…couldn’t have asked for better weather.

Us at the top of Sentinel Dome. That’s Yosemite Falls on the other side of the canyon. I think the elevation there was more than 8,000 feet. Pretty normal if we had been hiking in Utah…but now that we’ve been living just a couple hundred feet above sea level…8,000 feet is quite an adjustment for the lungs!

Tree pose…in front of a tree

The whole gang…Brady, me and Jared on top of Sentinel Dome. Half dome is behind us.

Brady at Glacier Point, in front of Half Dome.

This was my best “Titanic” impression from the “point” at Glacier Point. The view was incredible.

Something about National Parks is so awe-inspiring for me. We barely scratched the surface in Yosemite (we were only there for a day) so I can’t wait to go back and get deeper into the park.