Our Trip to Yosemite

We took the kids to Yosemite this weekend for a day and had a wonderful time! I think it’s important for kids (and grown-ups!) to get plenty of time outdoors and if you can- to visit some really “raw” nature. Yosemite is one of our family’s favorite destinations.

Yosemite Falls was totally dried up! I have never seen it like this. You can check out some Google images to see how it looks most of the time.

Yosemite

The kids loved rock scrambling:

Rock scrambling

It was a hazy day, but still beautiful:

Yosemite

We all enjoyed the little, fat squirrels running around. This one was snacking on a cracker:

Squirrel

And this one was investigating Bear’s hand INSIDE the Awahnee Hotel!

Squirrel

I feel really blessed to live this close to such a magnificent place. Sometimes during the demands of daily life it’s easy to lose touch with the wonderful world God made and things can even feel overwhelming. Try to take some time, even just an hour if that’s all you can do, to devote to walking around somewhere with a beautiful vista and lots of fresh air. It will do your spirit a lot of good and make some of the day to day problems take on a more proper size.
God is always bigger than anything you are going through. It might take looking at an 8,836 foot chunk of rock to be reminded of that, but He really is!