As luck would have it, we were just approaching Olmsted Point, a lookout we had seen on the drive up, but drove past, in order to get to Soda Springs in time. We pulled right in to the large parking lot, and looked out over the valley. Wow, what a breathtaking view!
Now laugh as you will, my friends, but this scenario is exactly why I love having an rv. With three little kids, I pretty much spend every waking moment working around food, diapering (or potty) and sleep/naps. The Winnie allows me to do any of these things wherever we are, whenever it's convenient. It is so awesome!! We got to go on two beautiful hikes, and spend the entire day exploring nature, without worrying about being home in time for dinner, naps, lunch etc. When they were hungry, we just pulled over, popped on the generator, and nuked some mac & cheese for them. We would never be able to fit all of this in one day any other way with our kids.
|Perfect pull-off for a picnic|
|We could see a unique view of Half-Dome while we dined.|
|I love this little Winnie!|
Allergic reaction aside (since it didn't happen right away, and ignorance was bliss), we really enjoyed the dinner and the amazing scenery.
|A gorgeous look at Half-Dome as we dined.|
|I (obviously) couldn't get enough of the magnificent scenery.|
|The granite hilltop above the lookout|
|Another shot of the granite on the other side of the road|
|Soon enough, dinner was over, and we were back on the beautiful road|
|The sun has set on another beautiful day in Yosemite.|