Let me just start this post by saying Terry has lived in California his ENTIRE life....he had NEVER been to Yosemite. Needless to say I was extremely excited for him to see all the beautiful sites. We had planned this camping trip with 2 other families, so we had lots of kids in the group. We were camping in Wawona which is actually quite a ways from the valley. It is however on the gorgeous and majestic Merced River. We were quite thankful for the river due to the fact our campsites had very little shade and it was VERY hot. The river however was freeeeeeeeezing but refreshing, if that even makes sense. We took a few hikes and drove and did some site seeing and on the last day made a jaunt down into the valley. All in all a wonderful trip....although Terry was upset we didn't see any bears.
many of these photos are courtesy of my wonderful friend Amber
camping is d.i.r.t.y
the crew headed out for a hike
The "bear bin" or ice stealer....we had to use or EZ up to shade it so the ice would last a little longer
The end of swim season is in site. It has been a very fun and eventful season with some very early mornings.....but soooo worth it. I have seen Dallas grow so much and can't wait for next swim season. Its amazing how much she reminds me of myself (even though sometimes I don't want to admit it). She is learning to be competitive but also a team player and encourager.
Cutest puppy EVER and Dallas just had to take a pic of him asleep in his food bowl
In between races the kids have a lot of time on their hands....
After the swim meet we took off to Monterey. The trip was planned with Aunt Traci and Uncle Allen and their shortlings and also Grammy and Papa. We made our way to the hotel and got settled and decided to go out for a horrific nice dinner. The company was wonderful and all the kids were very well behaved but the service and the food left quite a bit to be desired. We then made our way back to the hotel and went for a swim with all the kids.
The following morning we made our way to the Aquarium where we saw tons of beautiful creatures, and I almost got carried away by a sea gull....seriously.
Gavin REFUSED to touch anything
Sissy and Lexi on the otherhand didn't mind at all