our second day in Yosemite, a group went up and hiked Half Dome. Dan
(maybe a little reluctantly...) went with them. At 25 weeks pregnant,
for some reason an 18 mile hike that included climbing up an almost
vertical cliff while hanging onto steel cables just didn't sound all
that appealing to me. So I stayed home with London and kept it real at
the cabin. Fortunately, Dan and his parents snagged a few pictures for
favorite part of the hike was up the Mist Trail, as you hiked up past
Vernal and Nevada Falls. In fact, he wishes he had just done that part
of the hike and turned around--he got altitude sickness at the top of
the dome, so it was hard to enjoy his triumph when he felt like puking.
Please note the line of people clinging onto the cables for dear life.
of our favorite things at Yosemite were these signs they had posted on
all the roads, "Speeding Kills Bears." We read that 15 bears are killed each year
by speeding cars. But only one was spotted on this trip, by Dan's aunt
on the trail. He looks so cuddly. Although I have to admit, if I had
been there in person, I probably would have been running in the other
direction as fast as I could!
managed to have some fun at the cabin too. London especially enjoyed
her peanut butter sandwich at lunch...or maybe just the peanut butter in her sandwich. She's developing a special talent for mess-making.
I wrap this up, I'd just like to give a special shout-out to my
mother-in-law, Carrie. She kicked her fear of heights in the butt on
this hike! What a trooper! (This is my favorite picture of her on the
hike--I love how she is leaning as far away from the edge as possible
hahaha. I would be doing the same thing!!)