Saturday, July 17, 2010

Yosemite National Park

We arrived at Yosemite Lodge about 30 minutes before our 1:30 departure for Glacier Point. We took a charter bus up to the top, I think it was about 8000 ft in elevation. This is a view from the top, you can see half dome to the left and Yosemite Falls to the right. We then began our walk back down to the Valley floor which was called 4 mile trail. It took us about 2 1/2 hours to walk down and we were so tired.
This is a picture of the trail. It was 4.6 miles of switch-backs going down the mountain.

This is the picture from the bottom when we finished hiking. We didn't even know what the mountain we were hiking on looked like. We hurt really bad today. I have a blister on my toe the size of a bean, yuck.

Friday, July 16, 2010

After a long day of driving, riding, and hiking, we're now relaxing on the patio of our room with a cold Miller Lite as the Sun sets. The stars should be great
Heading to yosemite! A little afraid of the bear stories...

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Finished book 10
PRIVATE by James Patterson


Last night we finally got the washer to work but when we tried to plug the dryer in, it shorted out the entire building. So at around 8:30 last night we had to go to the laundromat in order to use the dryer. What a pain.

John has been noticing his car is hesitating to start, so I planned to go to work with him today so that we could get a new battery and oil change for our trip to Yosemite. Well we go out to the car this morning and the car won't start. We call AAA and 30 minutes later they come and actually have a battery we can buy so it all worked out. I drove with John out to San Ramon and ran around shopping. Looks like we are all set for Yosemite!! We will leave early tomorrow morning!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

20 min walk to a normal store... I am tired
So these are the stairs we have to walk up and down to get to John's apartment up top. Two ladies live on the bottom floor, a family of 3 live in the middle, and John is up top.

To do laundry we have to go downstairs to the area where I took this pic to a little shed type thing and pay $1 for washer and $1 for the dryer. This morning I went down to do some laundry... put it in, put detergent in, the money in, and it won't work. So I might end up walking to a laundromat with detergent soaked sheets to attempt to get them washed. Let's hope the handyman gets here to help!!


We are staying at Yosemite Lodge at the Falls. We are trying to scrounge up things to wear, I think it will work out.

Yesterday I walked to Whole Foods in attempt to buy things to make a calzone...
There were no pepperonis, no jalapenos, the only pizza dough I could find was in the freezer section and a little ball that looked questionable. I miss HEB. My second attempt will be walking to Andronicos today, hopefully they will have some normal stuff. It is sad that my view of normal is NOTorganic NOT all natural and definitely NOT too good for you. HAHA oh well.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


Book 9 for the summer finished- THE HELP, it was really good.

We are trying to plan our trip to Yosemite. I didn't bring any shoes good for hiking so we will see if the ones I ordered get here in time.

This place sure is foggy.

Sunday, July 11, 2010


We went to see Toy Story 3 and I cried really hard at the end. It was really good. We had our First adventure at Trader Joe's grocery store and it was not as colorful as Berkeley Bowl. Everything was still all organic but it was in Emeryville. We cooked dinner and booked our hotel for Yosemite next Friday!! We are so excited!!


We went to Chevron's family picnic at Little Hills Ranch near San Ramon. I got to meet some of the people that John works with, even the CFO lady with a wedding ring the size of a small plate.

After that we took the BART to San Francisco and walked all the way to Pier 39. We ate dinner and had the most amazing little baby donuts that were covered in cinnamon and sugar.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

We had a Chevron BBQ and then spent the rest of the day in San Francisco.
A bum just told John he looks like Andy Richter... Haha he hates that.

Friday, July 9, 2010

We just saw TONIC at the fair, it was fun! I talked to Emerson the lead singer!!

Back in Cali

I just arrived last night back in Cali and our adventures are continuing. I am about to go catch the BART to have lunch with John in San Ramon and then explore in his car. Ww will see how it goes. Off for my walk...