Camping in Yosemite!
This past weekend we escaped the city and had an amazing adventure in Yosemite National Park. We had one friend drive up from LA, while another flew into SF and rode along with us. We got into the park at around 1:30am that evening, and to our dismay we could not find a campsite at any of the first come first serve sites. We ended up having to camp on the side of a busy rode, constantly being awoken by all the logging trucks speeding by. We got up super early that morning, partly because we did not sleep well, and partly because we were paranoid of rangers. We packed up our belongings and tried our luck at the campsites again. Luckily we found the perfect site right on the river! We then desperately needed some coffee, so we drove into the Yosemite Valley to try and find some sort of caffeine. The Valley was absolutely incredible. Hands down one of the most naturally beautiful places in the world. We pulled off a couple times to snap some photos, and eventually ended up at the Grand Majestic Hotel in our hunt for some espresso. We were a bit of a mess, but we all felt better next to the grand fireplace with our coffees. We relaxed awhile and then ventured on a long drive up to Glacier Point. It just happened to be the last day Glacier Point was open for the season. All of a sudden we were looking down at the Valley in awe. We went on some walks and climbed some rocks, and I got to take some great photos. They still don't do Yosemite justice. Its impossible to capture all of its beauty. At the top we drank some mini beers, and after a couple hours decided to head back to the camp to make a fire. That night we laughed, and told ghost stories and cooked hotdogs over the fire. Sadly we had to head back home the next day, but not without first getting some delicious biscuit's and gravy at a little Ma and Pa restaurant on the side of the road. I highly recommend visiting this place at least once in your lifetime. Incredible.