Mathew's mom cam to visit for almost 2 weeks before our camping trip and it was so much fun. She had not been here in almost a year! She went to the park every sunrise despite it being her vacation just to see the boys skateboarding. Such an awesome grandma!
After she left, we had only a few days to get work done and then packed up for Yosemite. We were so busy but we canceled it last year and we knew we would not do that again. No matter how much work needs to be done, we were determined to make it happen because we have not taken a family vacation or ANY vacation that was not all work related EVER! We had to make ourselves turn off work mode and enjoy the moment of NOW. It was so nice!!
|Ziggy and Rocket at an art show in West Hollywood|
The next morning, we had such an awesome breakfast and the boys skated up and down the hill next to our campsite while we got things ready. We got packed up and went up mist trail. We weren't sure what to expect but we made it to the top of Vernal Falls. It was so beautiful and the waterfall was so powerful. The steps at the top were icy and dangerous but we made it! We stayed up at the top for lunch and watched the squirrels play. We got back to the campsite and started a fire to make dinner. Played a few card games and passed out! I don't think we all slept so early so many nights in a row in a long time.
The trip went by way too fast..before we knew it, it was already Easter Sunday and we had our last breakfast and skate session and packed up for our drive back. We all got car sick on the ride out of Yosemite and it was not a good feeling. By the time we got passed Oakhurst, it went away. We stopped at Letterman skatepark before the rain hit in Clovis. The park was huge and the guy who was running the entrance was super friendly. We got to let them skate for less than 30 minutes bfore the rain started and we had to head back.
I am already missing the camping trip. I fell in love with Yosemite and would have camped for a lot longer if we had a shower in between! HAHAHA