August 28, 2008

Tuolumne Meadows

We began our trip with only 3 Hubbards (the other 3 were at band camp for the week) and our traditional boba milk tea for the road.
It was already night when we arrived.
We set up the tent in the dark (very electricity anywhere in the whole campground) and then saw that we had a great campsite when we woke up in the morning.
A visit to the visitors center for a passport stamp and a park sign picture - 2 musts we have to do at every national park we visit.
Doug worked at the Tuolumne Grill one summer way back in 1984 - 24 years ago!
This beautiful spot was one of many in Tuolumne Meadows.
Doug found a nice resting spot and Matthew played.
And I took lots of pictures - so pretty.
Back at camp Matthew helped make chicken fajitas for one meal and another night we had foil dinners.

This is the bear box where we kept all our food so that the bears wouldn't come by for a little snack. We also played a lot of Skipbo and Matthew was very happy when he finally won the 3rd game.

This is one of the sunsets we saw from our campground. Every night after dark we sat around the campfire drinking hot chocolate and trying different campfire recipes.

Because of the sever water shortage in Yosemite the showers were shut down for the summer - so no showers for 3 days and this is what Matthew's feet looked like before the foot washing at our campsite. Yuck!

Time to head back to LA - only 332 miles to go.