Yosemite, having the most scenery per square meter out of all the national parks in the world was simply breathtaking. This place has been on my list of must visit places for as long as i can remember and it did not disappoint. We stayed in a small town called Oakhurst about 10 miles from the western entrance to the park. Only having one full day in the national park meant that we had to get up super early in order to make the most of it. We drove and hiked around the park all day stopping at multiple view points. The three stand out points we went to were; Glacier point, tunnel vision and mirror lake. All 3 were picture perfect and photos simply cannot do them justice, they have to be seen for real.
Our next stop was the city that never sleeps. VEGAS. It would be the last journey in our trusty Dodge caravan as we decided that having a car in Las Vegas would be quite simply more hassle than it was worth. We began the 450 mile journey early morning and edging deeper and deeper into the middle of the desert the temperature began to rise until it levelled of at a cool 42 degrees Celsius just as we arrived at our hotel, the Elara. Ready for the last 3 nights of the trip. It had been decided during the car journey that we would see a show every night and spend on of the days on a bus tour to the grand canyon. So we headed to one of the many ticket booths to see what deals we could get. We ended up seeing cirque Du soleil, Criss Angel and Paul Zerdin all of which were great shows offering something completely different. The day trip to the grand canyon was also a great success.
Time flew by and our 2 week road trip had come to an end. Giving memories for life it certainly met and exceeded all our expectations, i would highly recommend doing a similar trip. I will go back to america at some point, there is so much more to explore, but until then my local village will have to do.
“The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.” – Bruce Feirstein