When my mother said we were visiting Yosemite National Park I had absolutely no idea what she was talking about. I went in with a blind eye, because I hadn’t even typed it into Google. Although I am now dumbfounded as to how I wasn’t aware of the park, I am glad that I didn’t know what I was getting myself in for… because I was shocked at its unreal beauty. My jaw remained on the floor the entire time.
If you’re unaware, like I once was, Yosemite is a protected park in California, and has been since 1864. It covers 1,200 square miles of natural beauty, and is best known for its waterfalls, however you can expect to find deep valleys, ancient sequoias, and much much more.
What’s more, the park is also home to hotels which look just like homely lodges, and are surrounded by granite mountains. If I could go back, I would definitely stay in one of the hotels at Yosemite, I can imagine that it would be incredibly peaceful waking to nature at your doorstep.
For the day that I was at Yosemite, I turned off my phone and *cringe alert* decided to be at one with nature. I was able to admire everything around me, and absorb the tranquility of birds singing. It was amazing.
If you’re heading to Yosemite, definitely take some comfy shoes, because my feet were in bits by the end of the day. I also met the friendliest donkey, and that inspired me to adopt one when I got home – he’s a cutie and is called Mr Crusty.
Yosemite National Park has to be on your bucket list, 100%. It’s only a three hour drive from the built up city of San Francisco, but you couldn’t feel so far away from it. At first I thought I would be bored out of my brains, but oh boy I was wrong! I loved every minute, and it has definitely made me appreciate and value nature. Everyone needs to experience an eye opener like this at some point in their lives, and I’m grateful I got to do it so early on!
My favourite travel buddy, My Mum♥.