Wednesday, April 14, 2010


This year we spent Easter in Yosemite. We had some friends that were taking a trip, so we tagged along. This is the first time that we've ever camped in the park, so not knowing the weather conditions we decided to rent an RV, instead of tent camping. Thanks goodness we did that! When we arrived at our camp spot there was snow on the ground and freezing temperatures. Lucy was quite the little trooper. She woke up on Thursday morning with the stomach flu and threw up a few times on the way to Yosemite. When we arrived, though, she was ready to go play and explore. Isn't she just the cutest sick girl you've ever seen?!
On the first day we decided to have pizza for dinner from Curry Village. We loaded the kids into the bike trailers and rode over to order our pizza. While Jenn had to use manual labor to pull the kids in the trailer, Mat was lucky enough to have Zeus pull him AND the kids in the trailer.Zach tends to become an semi-professional photographer when we go visit beautiful places, so he's practicing his skills with a picture of Upper and Lower Yosemite Falls. The falls were just beautiful this time of year with the water flowing. And there was snow all around the falls to make it even more beautiful.We hiked up to Lower Falls on the second day we were there. It was gorgeous! The kids had so much fun climbing on the rocks, exploring in caves, and trying to cross the river without getting wet. They were so curious!
All the kids!Here is Lucy doing some rock climbing, cave exploring, and posing!Tyler was really in his element on the rocks and searching the caves. He seemed to have no fear! Mom had all the fear...By the end of the day Lucy was pretty wiped out! Poor thing.The kids really enjoyed coloring, watching movies, and hanging out inside the RV. It worked out really well when it would rain...which it did a few times.On the third day we hiked to Mirror Lake. This gave the kids more chance to explore the lake and go on a long hike. Tyler had fun posing for pictures...mostly atop rocks.Tyler and his favorite girl Aria Lucy and MateaIsn't this too precious?!
We also did the short walk up to Bridalveil Falls on the third day. Right when we got out of the car it started to hail...hard. So, basically we got to the waterfall, got the pictures, and ran back to the car.It stopped raining long enough for us to drive to Tunnel View and check out the view of the whole valley. This is Zach's favorite place to go. Unfortunately the sky wasn't blue and there were clouds, but we still had a great view.On the last night we were able to enjoy the fire for a few minutes. And enjoy some s'mores!Check out the size of those marshmallows Matea picked out!

We woke up on Easter morning and found the the Easter bunny had hidden TONS of eggs and delivered baskets. The kids had a great time searching for over a hundred eggs and then finding all the candy inside.
We had a fun time on the trip...despite the sickness and the weather!

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