Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Coarsegold CA

Entrance-Gate, file photo(Jan)The SKP RV Resort near Coarsegold has been our Hwy 49 east of Yosemite NPhome this week. It’s a beautiful park-like feel with an enormous hall for gatherings. We arrived here on Wednesday after a winding mountain drive on Hwy 49 just in time for the Park’s Annual Fall festival. We met our ‘new best friends’ Boomers Art and Connie when we arrived and were delighted to join the friendly park residents and Boomer friends Sam and Caroline and Don and Sharon for Thursday afternoon Happy Hour on the terrace and dinner and entertainment Friday night.Yosemite Valley w/El Capitan on the left

Park Sierra is about 40 miles south of Yosemite National Park Valley. On Saturday we drove up to visit this amazing NP with Don and Sharon. It is truly awe inspiring and we are so fortunate that this land was gifted to California in 1864 under President Lincoln and was set aside as a National Park in 1890. We visited Yosemite Valley home of El Capitan. Bridal Veil Falls, Half Dome and Yosemite Falls.

 

 


Chuck & I-Yosemite Falls in the distance032


The Ahwahnee Hotel Dining Room where we had lunch048


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Granite Cliffs towering over the Ahwahnee Hotel which was built in 1926


Jan and Sharon at El Capital

Sharon and I with the 3000+ feet granite face of El Capitan in the background

Sharon's photo

The best thing about being a Boomer is the people we have met along the way! We met Sam and Caroline at Mittry Lake last year at Thanksgiving and on Sunday they hosted a Mini-Rang Potluck. What a great time: fun friends, good conversation and delicious food! Here we are on their deck; Chuck, Jan, Sam, Caroline, Art, Connie, Don and Sharon.

2 comments:

Sally Schindel said...

We just loved Yosemite - did a car trip there last year & stayed at one of the old hotels, Wawona, with bathrooms down the hall and big fluffy robes in the rooms for getting there. Hiked a lot there - just awesome. So glad you are still traveling so we have someone else to read about! Good luck with the truck. Love, S&G

Dean and Judy Sheeley said...

See you are still having fun on the road. Looks like a great group. We miis you.

 
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