Just a quick little note to share my excitement for the coming weekend. My dad is coming to town (from Michigan) and Dave and I are taking him 1) skydiving and 2) to our favorite place, Yosemite. I know it’s so George H. W. Bush right now to go jump out of a plane but I’m really excited that my dad wants to do it and we’re going to have the chance to do it together. Dave is a little more apprehensive but we’re dragging him anyway.
For Yosemite we’re staying at the Wawona Hotel (Dad didn’t want to rough it in a tent, he’s on vacation after all) and we’ve got a few fun hikes lined up (Mariposa Grove giant sequoias, something in Tuolomne maybe?) Dad’s never really hiked, never been to Yosemite (or any National Park that I can think of) so it too should be a unique experience. (He bought hiking boots just for the trip!) To add to the memorability factor of the trip, we’re thinking about throwing the 16-mile day hike up to Half Dome into the mix. Are we crazy?