Yosemite National Park has to be one of its highlights.
Family trip to Yosemite National Park, summer 2007, part of a California extravaganza.
Staying three nights at the Evergreen Lodge, in a (bear-proof) cabin.
We all love a National Park.
And Yosemite National Park, California, USA is about as good a National Park as you can get!
Lots to do on foot, on wheels and in water!
The Evergreen Lodge cannot be recommended highly enough as a base actually at the edge of the Park, for families looking to explore and stay a few days.
For those who want to do some walking, hiking and exploring, the above lazy day-trip on a low loader is not the right way to see Yosemite!
What you want to do is get out there and swim with your kids in the creek........
Or taking a sunset safari in an off-roader with some strangers to sit and drink wine, looking out over california skies of every colour...
There is so much natural beauty around you, from the landscape, to the wild-life, big and small!
The Evergreen lodge is welcoming, safe and clean. A great base for a family trip, we stayed in a wooden cabin and ate and drank in the clubhouse nearby.
What you really come to Yosemite for is the scenery, and it will take your breath away, believe me!
The open space, the joshua tree, the parched sun roasted rocks and the amazing forest and cliffs that soar above the valley bottom are amazing.
The Yosemite Park web site is a good place to start.
This place is one of beauty and inspiration. Yes, it is teaming with tourists, and yes, you do need to plan your activities and take some time, rather than running through it in a couple of hours.
Just think how long it has been here, and how lucky you are yo have been; even if the bears didn't get you, they may do next time!