California…knows how to party!

by James & Miel on May 31, 2007 · 0 comments

This posting has little to do with money, but we thought our readers would be interested in our travels and a few tidbits here and there.

Yesterday we traveled down from the Lake Tahoe area to Yosemite National Park. We had been staying in our family cabin that James’ grandfather bought in 1964. It is in a beautiful and exclusive area since it is the only private land surrounded by the Desolation National Forest. The rest of the cabins in the area are on a 99 year lease, so we feel pretty privileged to have the slice of nature. A great time to spent time with family and reconnect.

On our travels down here via highway 89 (gorgeous) and 395 we saw the highest price of gas at a whooping $4.17 a gallon! Yikes! We are headed toward E on our tank and looking out for cheaper prices than that. We also checked out Mono Lake, which is pretty incredible if you are in the area.

We also stayed last night at the Tenaya Lodge just outside of Yosemite. A couple of tips in booking the place, a) the Awahnee Lodge (inside Yosemite) was a third again as expensive, b) I also declined the room with the king bed and a view, plus the inclusive breakfast and this knocked off a good margin on the price. I figured we would get out in nature to see the view. Plus we opted for one night instead of two, which makes our 13 day vacation with one night in a hotel not as painful as it could be.

Now we are headed out to enjoy our day. Have a great one!

Miel&James

P.S. Our time here has been very mellow, but the song “California…knows how to party” keeps going through our minds



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