Monday, September 10, 2012

The Mother Of All Road Trips, Day 4

Hooray, more trip pictures!

I knew you'd be excited.  

Day 4 was one of the most breathtaking days of the trip. 

Also turned out to be one of the longest.  

We left Tracy and headed for Yosemite with me again piloting the big white van.  The drive there was uneventful except when we got lost and had to back track.  By 20 miles.  Adding to our already ridiculously long day.  But the kids kept up their happy spirits and we continued on.  

Here's the thing:  Yosemite is beyond beautiful.  Like stop you in your tracks gorgeous.  I wasn't sure if my kids would be able to appreciate that kind of natural wonder but they did amazingly.  No complaints, no whining, just pure appreciation for what they got to see.  My mama heart swelled with pride.  

We had lunch in the village as soon as we arrived, talking with the squirrels who seemed to be at every turn.  We then made our way to the very tip top of Yosemite which overlooks the entire valley.  It. Was. Unbelievable.  The weather couldn't have been better and we marveled at the beauty before us.  I loved it.  

The day was long but unforgettable.  The kids were outstanding, tucked in the back of a huge old van with no entertainment and very little food.  They trudged on like troopers and made me realize just how agreeable and easy going they can be.  It was the first of many times on the trip that my children would show me so clearly how amazing they are.  


Melanie said...

It does my heart so much good to know that you were talking to squirrels!!!

Kelly said...

Isn't Yosemite jaw-droppingly beautiful? So glad you six had such an amazing family vacation. Just makes me smile knowing the vacation you saved and planned for so long was such a success! Love you!!