The test of an adventure is that when you are in the middle of it, you say to yourself, "Oh, now I've got myself into an awful mess; I wish I were sitting quietly at home." And the sign that something is wrong with you is when you sit quietly at home wishing you were out having lots of adventure. -Thornton Wilder

The nice thing about being confused is you get a chance to notice things a lot better than if you knew where you were going.

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Yosemite Trip

We are home from our brief trip to Yosemite.  The first and last days were pretty much like this.

Having never been in Yosemite after the summer months, seeing the grand Yosemite Falls bone dry was something new and different for me.

The rest of the week was pretty much like this.

Regular followers of my blog know I do not do well in the cold.  But despite my frequent sniveling under dismal skies, I did my best to enjoy myself.  The fact of this time of the year coupled with the cold front that moved in, the usual hoard of people was at a minimum.  You hardly ever see the shuttle buses like this and that is all it took for me to have a good time with minimal whining.
More to follow.



  1. I didn't know the falls dry up in winter, it is a weird look. The best part of a visit out of season is the lack of tourists I suppose. Nature looks more as it has to be.

  2. Hi John! My those (dry) falls are spectacular; what majestic scenery. Looking forward to more snapshots

  3. Welcome back, glad you made it home safe. Sorry about the cold weather, but glad you were able to look on the bright side and still have an enjoyable week! Looking forward to more photos.

  4. glad you are back. whining and sniveling. i can only imagine! :)

  5. It's such a contrast to see the falls dried up. Kind of eerie.

  6. Glad you made it back safely. I was about ready to organize a search party. I've never seen Yosemite Falls dry--what a shocker.

  7. Glad to hear your home safe John and I am really looking forward to seeing and hearing more about your trip.

  8. These are amazing. Can't wait to see the rest.

  9. Hey, looks like some guy named Ansel Adams slipped in one of his black and white photos into your post. Thought you should know.


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