Our first day in San Fransisco was a little nutty after getting about 4 hours of sleep, hopping on a plane in Philly at 8am, arriving at 11am in SF and then trying to stay awake all day so we could quickly get on Pacific time ... we were a little tired to say the least. We tried to make the best of it and spent the day walking around the city. We covered about 5 miles, through the sights and smells of China Town and Little Italy up to Pier 39 to discover a view of Alcatraz and the business of Fisherman's Wharf.
On day two we planned our route and decided to see Dolores Park, grab lunch at La Taqueria, check out Golden Gate Park, and get some photos of the Golden Gate Bridge from Baker Beach. It was an ambitious distance to cover on foot but we were up for the challenge.
All in all we had a great time during our short stay in the city. Next time, we will extend our trip to fully experience the San Francisco life.
After saying goodbye to San Francisco, we travelled down to the Mountain View Oasis in Mariposa County. A cosy AirBnB/VRBO located just 45 mins from a Yosemite National Park entrance. The small town has great restaurants, an awesome local coffee shop that roasts its own beans each morning, and an all natural organic grocery/deli within walking distance.
With 8 people in our party, our "Scooby Doo" van rental was clutch! We spent a lot of our time in this van traveling to many of the different sites around the park over a week long vacation and it was super comfortable.
Our daily excursions included a visit to the Sequoia Tree Groves, a swim in Tenaya Lake, hikes to Wawona Point and Glacier Point, and many adventures that allowed for some photo shoot opportunities with Nick Roush. In an effort to pack lightly, I only brought my 50mm lens with me. While at first I was happy about the lighter gear, I do wish I had something wider for those epic views.
Below you'll find the remaining photos I took from our trip. If you enjoy these images please follow me on facebook or instagram and leave a comment below about your trip to Yosemite or another national park we need to visit. Looking forward to hearing from you!
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