August Flashback: Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park – Valley Floor
August is here, and the summer is nearly over. Carol and I decided to spend our summer at home in Scottsdale this year to continue to lay the important foundational work necesary in our young travel agency: Roaming Boomers Travel Services.
When we started our new business, we knew that we would have to slow the pace of our travel for a few years. But, that doesn’t mean that our wanderlust isn’t crying for adventure. In an attempt to still the longing in my soul, I decided this morning to look back in my vast collection of travel photographs to see where we’ve been in past months of August.
I shot this photograph in August of 2006 on the valley floor of Yosemite National Park. Carol and I had just sold our business in Michigan and we were on a road trip in California. As I recall, we only spent two nights in Yosemite. And while I came out with my camera packed with beautiful photographs, it ought to be against the law to only spend two nights in Yosemite. This is one of those places where you simply must come to a complete stop in your busy life and drink in the beauty of creation.
As rookie travelers, we learned that August isn’t really the best month to visit Yosemite. The place was PACKED with travelers from all over the world, and because it was the dry time of the year, the Yosemite Falls was a mere trickle. The next time, we’ll head there in the spring shoulder season. The summer travelers won’t be there yet, and the waterfalls will be flowing with spring snow melt.
Nonetheless, just look at that scene. Isn’t it beautiful?
Have you been to Yosemite? If not, you must put it on your bucket list. After looking at my photograph, Yosemite is going back on our bucket list. And next time, we’ll spend more time.
Link: Yosemite National Park
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