Yesterday my family went to Yosemite National Park. The last time I went here was in 2006, so it was something I was looking forward too. For some reason, the driving took ridiculously long. It felt like I was going to Vegas. And the road had so many twists and turns that I had car sickness a few times. But once we reached the park, it was all worth it. I have to say, God’s creation is a wonderful thing. People say it’s a small world, it really isn’t. One part of the adventure we went rock climbing that lead up to a waterfall. It was extremely dangerous, considering that we were near a waterfall and the rocks were slippery, and the slopes were steep. To make matters worse, my 9-year-old cousin came along, but my dad came a long to accompany him. There was one point during that climb where I slipped on a large boulder and almost fell. That made my heart skip 2 beats. nevertheless, we continued the climb until we reached a dead end, and we had to turn back.
After the waterfall trip, we continued up the mountain slopes to go check out Yosemite in an aerial POV. Once again, the trip was ridiculously long, and HOT. I think the hottest it got too was 104. You’d think it would be just a little colder because you’re on top of a mountain, but it really wasn’t. When we got to the top, the view took my breath away; massive boulders, millions of trees, a few waterfalls, and even snow on the tips of the highest mountains. Fortunately, I brought a book with me, so I decided to read it while I was still around a great force of nature. Reading in the deep forests of Yosemite was quality relaxing. All the stress and pain from my brain began to wash out into the clouds. We stayed at the top of the mountain for a couple of hours, still marveled by the view. We finally went down the mountain, and AGAIN ridiculously long trip. It was even longer because we didn’t stop until we reached Tracy, which was where my auntie lived. I forgot to mention, we had to wake up at 4 to catch up with traffic. Yes, I said 4! And I slept at 2! You can’t imagine the grumpiness in waking up from that. Overall, the whole trip was 3/4 car, but 1/4 nature. I wished we could’ve stayed longer. I actually love being outside of the city more, even if I’m highly influenced by it.
Just another spontaneous summer day.