November 1, 2013
Autumn days are here again, and Andrew is back home. Our youngest son who spent four months studying abroad and sightseeing in Australia, wanted to visit Yosemite the day after arriving home. Julia came home from college too, and on Friday we headed into Yosemite Valley.
We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful fall day, the sky above a cloudless blue. Golden leaves looked striking against the evergreens and dormant meadows.
The November air was cool and crisp; but the comfort of a crackling fire enveloped us as we walked into the Ahwahnee Hotel. At the bar area we chose an outdoor table in the autumn sun and shared a platter of antipasti and smoked fish.
Afterwards, we walked the wooded path through the cabins down to the quiescent river.
This quick valley trip triggered my desire to get out and hike again…soon, I hope.