Have you ever been anywhere that completely lived up to your expectations? No matter how many photos you’d seen or videos you’d watched, no matter how much other people had hyped up its beauty and majesty, when you got there it still took your breath away?
That’s what Yosemite was for me.
We spent a considerable amount of money and over nine hours of travelling to get from San Francisco to Yosemite and it was still worth all of it. Britain has some amazing scenery, no question, the Peak District, the Lake District, the Cotswolds, but Yosemite was just on another level. Although I think the warm weather and clear skies helped a lot with that.
That one day left with me so many memories that will stay with me for a long time – sitting at the bottom of Yosemite Falls, pretending to want to see a black bear but knowing we’d be terrified if we did, marvelling at the view as the coach first pulled in down into the Valley.
And to top off a perfect day on the way home we eat the most amazing pizza ever. If you’re ever in Groveland, make sure you leave time for pizza.