Watson Family US Trip March 2011 travel blog

Breakfast restaraunt outside Shilo Inn Suites - good US style diner

Shilo Inn behind the trading Post

Oakhurst main street

Oakhurst main street

Another day on the road.

Today was to be our longest road trip of this holiday, there was no way I was going via Death Valley and risking the roads being closed across the mountains so we headed to Oakhurst via Fresno and Bakersfield which in the end ended up being a good decision.

Oakhust is another US country town that I really like, although it had grown substantially since we were here 18 years ago. We had accomodation booked at The Shilo Inn Suites and I can say that they were very clean and large rooms , the staff were great and they had 24 hour coffee bar available for free.

I was worried about driving the rental car into Yosemite tomorrow without snow chains so I headed off and found the tourist information centre at the far end of the town, the ladies there were extremely helpful and advised me I would not require chains for our visit on sunday, although there was a lot of snow in the park apparently, but I had to trust them.

Tonight we had dinner in a local chinese restaurant and the 4 of us had starters, mains , drinks and a free desert ALL for $39.00 ! After dinner we checked out the Oakhurst area, wandered around the local supermarket and then spent the night in the Shilo Inn room.

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