When we first arrived in San Francisco there was an epic storm with lightning dancing all across the sky as we were driving over The Golden Gate Bridge. The storm didn’t clear until the early hours of the morning so we were confined to the hotel bar (not so bad) for the night. So the…… Continue reading San Francisco Part One.
We had no idea that Sacramento was the state capitol of California. Once we checked into our absolutely beautiful hotel (The Citizen) we had a quick walk around the block. I noticed a gorgeous building down the street and suggested we went to go and find out what it was. After a short while of…… Continue reading Sacramento.
Autobots – Roll out. This is actually spectacular to see, the dam is huge! It’s built over two time zones, stands 726ft tall, has 17 turbines and took 5 years to build. If that isn’t impressive I don’t know what is. It was built to supply South California, Arizona and southern Nevada (around 8 million…… Continue reading Hoover Dam
I actually couldn’t believe my eyes when we got to Jamestown, I’d never seen anything quite like it! it was almost as if I’d just walked in on a John Wayne set. Everyone who regularly reads my blogs knows that I’m a huge fan of anything vintage and antique, so this was a real kid…… Continue reading Jamestown.
Read Part One here. Read Part Two here. After walking down from Dog Lake, we decided to venture into Tuolumne Meadows, the meadows alone are 8,700ft above sea level making it difficult to get to in winter due to the snow, it’s sometimes even closed during winter months. It’s absolutely beautiful, you can almost…… Continue reading Yosemite Part Three.
Read Part One here. In the morning we drove up to Tenaya Lake which looks absolutely perfect. I know, I keep saying that the waters in Yosemite are incredibly clear, I’m only use to the murky lakes of the Staffordshire Moorlands so absolutely clear glacier water is something of a novelty. We carried on driving…… Continue reading Yosemite Part Two.
We went through the Arch Rock entrance on the north side which as the name suggests; means you have to go under what seems like an enchanted gate to get into the park itself. After a short drive, the colossal monolith El Capitan came into view! El Capitan is an incredible landmark- it’s the largest sheer…… Continue reading Yosemite Part One.