(Ryan) I've always wanted to go to Yosemite, so I surprised Caite for Christmas with a weekend away at the Majestic Yosemite Hotel (formerly the Ahwahnee Hotel). I took off Friday and we drove up stopping for breakfast at the Cannery Cafe which had a local art gallery.
On the drive to Yosemite we were amazed by the breath taking views. We had no idea, they would get even better.
We got there just in time to do a hotel tour explaining the history and renovations. Strolling around the property, we fell in love with the area.
Our first day ended in the dining room for a delicious dinner with beautiful views.
The next morning we got to truly see how amazing the view from our room was.
We grabbed a quick bite in the dining room and headed out to see the waterfalls.
Meanwhile, at home....
After our hike, we took a guided tour on an open air tram that took us around the entire park. We saw all of the main landmarks and learned a lot about the area and how they were formed.
Caite's favorite waterfall is named Bridalveil Fall.
The views were so perfect, they almost looked fake.
That night we had another incredible dinner at the hotel.
We went back to the room, stuffed, and binge watched Love until we fell asleep.
The next morning we ordered breakfast in bed and headed out on another hike. My mom has always wanted Caite to go back packing. Does this count?
We had an amazing trip, reflecting on our time here in California and the next chapter ahead. I love our weekend getaways and exploring the areas around us.
Until next time!