California Roadtrip 2014

I told friends and colleagues that Rita, my Mom and I were taking a trip to California.  Their immediate response was where are you flying in?  When I told them we were taking the train, they looked at me like "they still exist"?  Yes they do.  We took the Amtrak from Union Station in Washington, D.C. all the way to Sacramento, CA.  

We arrived to Sacramento at 10 pm and hopped in the rental car to head to our first destination, Yosemite National Park.  After miles of windy roads we made it to the KOA cabin in Mariposa, CA (a small town outside of Yosemite).  We woke up fairly early and headed into Yosemite.  I have to say this was my favorite part of the trip and I highly recommend you to see this place at least once in your life.  We were able to see Bridalveil Falls, Lower Yosemite Falls, Curry Village,  Half Dome, El Cap and Vernal Falls.  

 

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK

Yosemite KOA Cabin
Yosemite RV Retirement

BRIDALVEIL FALLS

Bridalveil Falls

YOSEMITE POST OFFICE

Yosemite Post Office
National Park Passport Stamp

Check out the people to the left of where the falls splits.

Lower Yosemite Falls

What is wrong with this water station???

Lower Yosemite Falls
Curry Village Water Station

Must've been something in the water!

Steven Baker

Our hike up to the top of Vernal Falls.  A whole lot of steps!

Yosemite National Park Vernal Falls

VERNAL FALLS

Yosemite National Park Vernal Falls
Yosemite National Park Vernal Falls
Yosemite Ahwahnne Lodge

The Yosemite Ahwahnee Lodge

Yosemite Ahwahnee Lodge
Yosemite National Park - Rita Massot
Yosemite National Park - Rita Massot

MY BEST ANSEL ADAMS IMPRESSION

Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park
Mariposa Grove
Mariposa Grove
Mariposa Grove, Yosemite National Park

MOM TURNED INTO QUITE THE PHOTOGRAPHER!

Mariposa Grove

SAN FRANCISCO

Our next point of interest was San Fran.  We were here for the 4th of July.  We only had 2 days here but were able to enjoy Pier 39, Lombard Street, Streetcar ride, and plenty of sourdough bread.  Unfortunately, we were only able to see Alcatraz from the pier as tickets were sold out. After San Fran we headed down the Pacific Coast Highway through Big Sur, Santa Cruz, Santa Barbara and finally LA to get back on the train.

Fog Harbor Fish House, San Francisco
Streetcar San Francisco

NICE VIEW FROM FOG HARBOR RESTAURANT

Fog Harbor Fish House, San Francisco Alcatraz

GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE

Carrier Ship San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge

LOMBARD STREET

Lombard Street San Francisco
Mom Lombard st.

The sourdough bread was delicious in San Fran

Sourdough Bread San Francisco

ALCATRAZ PARKING LOT

Alcatraz Parking Lot San Francisco

GOLDEN GATE PARK

Bison San Francisco Bridge Park
Lighthouse PCH
Golden Gate Bridge

BIG SUR

PCH Big Sur Bridge

PCH MOUNTAIN CLIMBERS

PCH Mountain Climbers
San Francisco Fireworks

THE END.

 

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