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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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Oct 11, 2010 - Day 7

We were a little slow today and didn't get going until noon. Stopped at Jack in the Box for a burger and then headed to Yosemite. We went to the Yosemite Valley today. Saw El Capitan with many climbers on it. They look like little ants through the binoculars. We saw them again on the way out when we passed again and it was easier to see them. They were on hanging platforms for the night, so a little larger spot to look at. And the platforms were red and yellow so easier to see. Walked the path to Yosemite Falls. There is not much water this...

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Oct 10, 2010 - Day 6

Our original hotel booking, White Chief Mountain Lodge was not handicap accessible as promised, so we moved 14 miles south to an America's Best Hotel in Oakhurst, CA. Huge room which is much easier for Gene. Actually brought the scooter right in the room to charge it. We ate lunch and then headed into Yosemite. We went to the Mariposa Grove where the huge Sequoia trees are. Image a tree so tall that if laid down, it would reach goalpost to goalpost in a football stadium! We took a narrated tram ride through the area and decided to take a...

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Apr 14, 2010 - Day 23 On the road - again

This morning BK got our breakfast business. You can't beat it - two breakfast sandwiches and two coffee for $3. Sometimes it's nice to be a senior citizen. Then we joined Sam's Club and got gas. Finally pulled out about 8:20 am. Las Vegas roads are wild; at one intersection there were 40 - yes that's forty - lanes of traffic: 10 from each side. This little country girl was amazed. About 9 we got to California. In the course of 1 hour we went from 3000 feet to 4000 feet to 2000 feet. I have been following elevations a lot and boy! are we...

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Jul 7, 2009 - Day 27 - Mammoth Lakes to Oakhurst, CA

Today: 177 miles Total: 5682 miles Dee: This am was a rather late start for us at 8:00. After we washed the bikes and packed up, Dale went to check out of the motel. Upon checking us out, he bumped into Mark and Tonya (the couple from Vancouver, Canada) and decided we’d go to breakfast together. We went to a little place called the Good Life Café. Mark is an English teacher and Tonya is in public relations for 1-800-got-junk. One of Mark’s hobbies is buying vehicles and bringing them back to Canada and then reselling them for a profit. In...

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May 16, 2009 - First Days On The Road

Our first day out, we traveled north to the small town of Oakhurst, CA which is at the base of Yosemite National Park. Here we spent a full day at Yosemite and throughly enjoyed the beauty of the park. The weather couldn't have been nicer and of course, since Summer hasn't offically started we did not have any crowds to contend with. It took 40 minutes to drive to Yosemite Valley, where we spent most of the day walking and taking the hour long shuttle bus ride. The water falls were in all of their glory while the dogwood trees in full bloom...

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May 10, 2009 - to Oakhurst CA; ? CG

38558 to start the day. Today we drove 183 miles. Most of it was in the mountains of Sequoia National Park. We saw a medium brown blackbear. The ranger says there are no grizzly bears. Coming down from Sequoia I pulled over to let a car pass and the RV quit. It started back up but the brakes quit. We stopped and had lunch and a guy came over, but we just had lunch and waited and then started out. At first the power steering and the brakes would not work and we were going to go down the hill with the emergency brake, but the brakes and the...

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Feb 9, 2009 - Yosemite National Park

We are spending 4 nights in Oakhurst, Ca. The town is only 14 miles from the S. entrance to Yosemite, about 40 from Fresno. Our camp spot is right on the Fresno River...very pretty, but it is almost too short for our trailer! Yesterday was cloudy but not too cold so we decided to try the Park..the E-W road thru the park isn't open, but hwy 41 from here up the west side to the valley was open..and I think the valley is usally kept open. Also the road to the Mariposa Grove of giant Sequoias isn't open. These roads don't usually open until...

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Jun 22, 2008 - Frisco to Coursegold

6-22-08 Frisco to Coursegold We got a fairly early start, got up at 6 and on the road by 7 / 7:15. Not bad. It’s Sunday of course so the traffic is light but there is still traffic. We actually make it out of the city and onto the correct roads and we didn’t have to turn around once. NOT 1 time! This is a new record! Now I’m really messed up because this will be expected from now on. (until, of course the first mess up and then all will be as it should be, no expectations). HA HA HA guess what, we get as far as some little town out in the...

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Jun 17, 2008 - Half-way threw...

Time to go back and reflect because for lack of getting on here to log about everything. Thusday-Friday 6/12-6/13 So, here I will start about Day one the drive to Tulsa. I, Mandi, got to start the driving and all was pretty normal and uneventful about the driving until I got to the innerstate that was the scriest thing I think I have ever incountered, my parents warned me tat it would be bad but dang that was so scary just trying to get on to the thing the semi, and the car behin me just slingshotting around, hard to stay centered on the...

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Apr 10, 2008 - Squirrels and Raisin City

Said goodbye to LA and headed over the canyons to Malibu beach and thence up the coast. Stopped for a picnic lunch in the gorgeous Spanish colonial town of Santa Barbara, then continued up to San Luis Obispo, a university town, where we had a great stay and a good feed. This morning we turned inland, going up and over a few sets of mountains, and then down, down, down into the enormous and very flat San Joaquin Valley, California's food basket [over 1 million acres of irrigated cropland]. It is such a big valley you can hardly see the huge...

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