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May 26, 2016 - Oakhurst, Ca

May 26 - 9am. We left the Elks lodge in Santa Maria heading to Kettleman City for rest stop. - 11:30a. Arrived in Kettleman City. Filled up with gas and ate at a nice restaurant/gift store. The ladies had a great time shopping. Then onto Oakhurst Elks lodge. After getting set up it was time for drinks. Lodge did not open until 4:30pm (closed at 7pm). The group ate at a great Mexican restaurant (El Cid). Then back to the campsite for a relaxing time before early bed. May 27 - We all drove to the swap meet in Oakhurst (suggested by the...

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Jan 21, 2016 - Yosemite-Sierra Nevada Mountain Range

We spent the day today at Yosemite National Park-what a magnificent place. With so much natural beauty-from towering granite cliffs,tumbling waterfalls and giant sequoias it was something to see. As we drove the winding road into the park, climbing to 6,000 ft, we saw beautiful views of the valley and after driving through a mile long tunnel we came upon a stunning view of El Capitan, Half Dome and Bridal Falls. This view is one of the world's most photographed locations and I can see why. Enjoy the sights!

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Jun 3, 2015 - SKP Park Sierra

We took the tour at 9am. When we got home we found Max was sick. He barfed and pooped in the moho and continued to barf all day and would not eat. He was very lethargic. He has been sick like this before, so we just spent time watching over him. If he gets worse, we will take him to the vet.

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Jun 1, 2015 - SKP Park Sierra, Course gold

We stayed at Park Sierra in Cousegold. Nice park, weather was good with a high about 90. We will drive up to Yosemite on Tuesday to check out the desk officer work job. Wifi and cel worked good, dish was good, but a lot of trees so check before setting up if you need sat TV. We took the tour of the park which was nice. Got a run down of the history and workings of the park. Casino was closed, so we went to Oakhurst for diner. It can get pretty warm in the summer with an elevation of 2000 feet.

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Sep 15, 2014 - Yosemite National Park

First I have to make a correction. I have been referring to the Sierra Nevadas, which is incorrect. They are correctly referred to as The Sierra Nevada. So there! The Sierra runs 400 miles north to south and approximately 70 miles east to west. It encompasses Lake Tahoe, Mt. Whitney, Yosemite Valley and 3 national parks; Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon. I was also wrong when I said we were going to be staying in Mariposa. We’re actually staying between Oakhurst and Ahwahnee, south of Yosemite. We had tried to get a reservation in...

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Apr 30, 2014 - Oakhurst, CA

Oakhurst was just a jump off point for the Mariposa Grove in Yosemite National Park and then a place to stay after the Yosemite visit. After supper one evening the bread pudding sounded like something good to share. Glad we didn't each get one! The thing was humongous....must have been 8" square. We failed to finish it and that doesn't happen very often....

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Trip Journal

2014 Southwest Trip

Oct 2, 2012 - Yosemine Park/ Mariposa Grove

We headed north out of Oakhurst, Ca. Route 41 meanders into evergreen trees and the Sierra National Forest. It is a vast domain that abuts Yosemite National Park. Yosemite according to John Muir (“is surely the brightest and best of the entire lord built”). Pioneers discovered it in the mid-1800’s. We headed to Glacier Point - the parks most spectacular view of granite, Half Dome, waterfalls (Bridalveil and Yosemite Valley 2200 feet below). Sentinel Dome is not to be missed at its 8122 feet. We traveled onto Yosemite Valley through Wawona...

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May 6, 2012 - Yosemite National Forest

We had a great travel day; we drove 450 miles to Coarse-gold Ca. that is just outside of the Yosemite National Park. We are staying in a great park called Park Serra; everyone is very friendly and helpful. It is funny they ask where are YA ‘LL from, then smile. I think they might notice we are just a little country!!!! Our first trip to Yosemite was more amazing than we could even imagine. We took a 4 mile ride on the Sugar Pine Railroad. As we road the steam locomotive we saw trees that made our Fl. trees look like tooth picks, (we had not...

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Jun 5, 2011 - Leaving Oakhurst

Left Oakhurst at 11 a.m. The 7 hour trip to Redding was uneventful. Our first fuel up (diesel) was at Flying J, Hwy 5 and 12 for $4.09. Had planned to stay overnight at Walmart in Anderson but city ordinance wouldn’t allow it. We ended up staying at the Redding RV Park. It is a very nice RV park, right off Hwy 5.

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Apr 9, 2011 - Vegas to Oakhurst - Yosemite National Park

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...

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Oct 13, 2010 - Day 9

Heading to Yosemite to take the Valley tram tour after breakfast at Pete's Place. Yummy french toast! We had a great ranger narrating our tour, very knowledgeable about the area and history. We had seen most of the areas the Tram took us to, but we learned a lot about each that we would not have known. Headed out of the park for the last time. We were stopped for construction every time we went in and out of the park, but today was the longest delay. They are repaving the roads, which are narrow, two lane, winding roads, so no where to go....

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Oct 12, 2010 - Day 8

Trying to get to Yosemite Lodge in time for the tram today but Gene's shoulder was bothering him. Found a chiropractor that would take him and was able to get an adjustment. Decided to go to Glacier Point today and booked the tram for Yosemite Valley for tomorrow. We stopped on the way to the park and rode on a little narrow gauge train car through the wooded, mountain area. Then continued into the park. We get held up every day because they are paving the road in the park. We wait for up to a half hour in a line and then when the road...

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