a few pictures from the trip we made to yosemite last week with the kids. it was beautiful. i'd been once before and really wanted to show the kids the giant sequoias that wowed me years ago. we stayed at the evergreen lodge, an experience in itself. a customer and pal told me about it last year. while pricey during the peak season the rates drop significantly during the fall and winter. we had reservations to go in december but i'm portland-bound that week so we went up during the thanksgiving break. i loved the drive out there, passing cute towns along the way - angel's camp, jackson, sutter creek. we piled into a one-room cabin with a small but very efficient gas stove to heat it. totally comfortable. it was just as you'd hope a little cabin in the woods would be with a map of yosemite framed on the wall, lots of warm plaid blankets and a little private deck out back. the bathroom was twice as big as ours at home fyi. the pool and jacuzzi were beautiful. jacuzzi a very warm 105 f. - which is great with the steam coming off and trees surrounding you.
the kids didn't fight .. we shared every meal together .. a conversation started up about life after my son leaves home and i burst into tears. it's all too much right.