Spring Break 2016: Yosemite National Park - adventures continued

"Mama, where are we heading today? I love to see the wild deers again." 
Obi was smiling from ear to ear  in our rented car.
"Yeaaah mama...I also want to see the misty fall we saw yesterday, Ma. I think I saw the rainbow on the sky," she added enthusiastically.
That morning, we got ready for another adventure in Yosemite National Park, the fourth US National Park we visited during our spring break.

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It's almost the beginning of winter but I just realized that my drafts are still filled with snaps and stories from our last Spring Break.

I hope you don't mind me sharing more from our trip to Yosemite National Park. As I have previously shared, my family and I just can't get enough of all those beautiful parks around the US. And Spring 2016 marks our first trip to these fantastic places.



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Obviously, three days in Yosemite National Park is not enough.
Not enough!
But I am glad we made it!

And on the second day, we managed to visit more corners in this vast, yet beautiful Valley. 
Before heading further, we just stopped at the Spring. Crystal water spring indeed! We stopped because we saw people flocking here previously. 



We spent so much time around the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center.

As usual, we grabbed some souvenirs, stamped our passport to the National parks, fetched some food and visited the museum as well. 

We also had wonderful lunch at the famous hotel here, the Majestic Yosemite Hotel.
Since the first time we stepped into it, we were awed by its classic and elegant grandeur.
Beautiful!


while waiting for our lunch..

Built in the 1920s, this hotel surely has its charms. Let alone the breathtaking views of Yosemite Falls, Half Dome and Glacier Point that you can see from here.


feels so homey.

We had our typical American lunch with salad, burger and fries, but the ambience of this historical place was different, especially as we have so many beautiful handwoven fabrics of the Ahwahnee hanged on the wall. We truly enjoyed it.




We also learnt more about the history of this magnificent valley at the museum, including about the native Ahwahnee Indians who used to dwell here.
I have shared it before here - the Indian Village of Ahwahnee



Just like the other part of this National Park, everything you see is breathtaking
Words can not describe the overwhelming feeling you have as you see all this natural beauty in your surroundings.




No wonder Yosemite National Park has been designated as the World Heritage Site. Named as a national park since 1890, Yosemite National Park is indeed the gem of California's Sierra Nevada Mountains. That's why the famous Yosemite photographer and lifelong conservationist, Ansel Adams, stayed here for quite sometimes and prepared his magnificent collection.




Finally, on our last day in Yosemite, we went to the beaches around the area. 
Yes, the beaches.


We don't really have the ocean here but the river banks around are beautiful as well.
The water was so clear and fresh.
We managed to stop at Cathedral Beach, overlooking the Cathedral Spire, and Sentinel Beach, near the Three Brothers peaks.
Those are nice names, right. I guess I comes from the Indian time and they preserve it up until now.
trees at Cathedral Beach.
Hid behind trees, the banks of Merced River provide lovely spots for picnics.
We stayed for awhile and Bo et Obi enjoyed playing with the water, although it was quite cold at that time.


picture timeee :)



And you know what...we were super lucky that as the last day we were here, the route to Glacier Point was open.
Yaaaaay...
We finally got a chance to see the high point of Yosemite that is famous for its breathtaking sceneries. The weather was getting warmer and the street was safe enough to be reopen after winter time.

I promise you, I will be back with more photos and stories from Glacier Point, Yosemite National Park.
This is just one of the photos we took during our trip :).





Till the next post :)


22 comments:

  1. Masya Allah. Cakep banget, Mbak. Aku jadi inget film-film barat tentang kemping musim panas. Hahah. Pengeeeen banget ke situh :'

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  2. I love your photos. It looks like you had a wonderful vacation.

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  3. How cool! I have always wanted to go there. It's up at the top of my bucket list.

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    1. so true, Robin...I was glad we decided to visit this place..

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  4. Aduuh, jd langen suasana hijauu dan langit biruu. Kangen mbolang huhuu

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  5. Masya Allah.... warbiyasak cantik ya semua yg ada di Yosemite NP ini. Huhuuu... doain aku bisa ke sana juga dong Mama Bo, selama ini kan baru menikmati via kartu pos. Makasih lho sudah menunjukkan berbagai keindahan dunia melalui kiriman2 kartu posnya. Luv u..... :*

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    1. no worries mbaaa Un..nanti aku kirim lagi yaaaah :)

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  6. So grande and peaceful. Will be great to spend time with the love one.

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  7. Foto-fotonya keren banget, berasa disitu mba, ajak aku, pengen kesitu juga hehehe

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  8. I love the photos you got while you were there. I haven't been yet, but I do want to take a family trip there some day! (And, I am also still posting pictures up from last year's trips. Sometimes life just gets busy and you post when you can lol)

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    1. you are right LOL..it takes a while to put everything on the blog..

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  9. Lokasinya cakep abis mbaak...sukak...

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