Oh, what you do to me!

1. I love adventure.

2. I love travel.

3. I love that Mark likes 1 & 2 too.

Oh, what you do to me, adventure, travel and Mark!!!

We left Dallas at 8:00am (Tuesday) on the lovely, comfortable, classy, clean and lighted purple interior Virgin America flight. It was a nice 3 hr 45 minute flight to San Francisco, CA. We boarded the BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit train) to Oakland. Arriving around noon, we walked a mile to the storage facility where our truck has been since August. As we pulled our suitcases, we soaked in our surroundings: trees changing colors; lively people driving and walking; and crisp air kissing our faces.

“Rockii” my truck was in great condition and started immediately. We drove east to Yosemite National Park and arrived just as the sun was setting. What a lovely drive! We saw mountains, huge trees, cows, sheep & horses. As we entered the Park, we saw snow! Recently a snow storm blew through, closing some of the roads and covered the ground.

We are staying at the Yosemite Lodge at the Falls, minutes from the Yosemite Falls. It’s warm, cozy and decorated with tree-carved furniture and lighting. Not too rustic: there’s a big flat screen TV, an iPod dock and a super friendly staff.

As we greeted the sunrise, we saw green & yellow trees outside beyond our patio. We walked to the breakfast lounge and loaded up on protein. As I was eating (Mark was still in line for his hand-made omelet), a lovely woman asked if she could join me. “Of course!” I said, and we chatted and ate our meals. Her name is Corinne and she’s Hawaiian! Corinne is here for a meeting and enjoying all the vistas. We had a lovely conversation and parted with hugs and “Aloha!”

Oh, what this lovely life does to me! What does it do for you?

Aloha,

Denise

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