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These chinese folk next to us, have come to Vegas to buy the clothes their children make. #dirty thought

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The Falls!

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You’ll see Sam on the bottom right of this photo, as she got closer to the falls.

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These three photos, we’re taken at a Semi Frozen lake. We are standing on the frozen section. To us this is mind boggling.

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El Capitain!

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Some snow we passed.

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The view of the lake in the next 3 photos.

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Just mind boggling!

Below are some incredible views from the drive.

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Within a matter of minutes it was 3 o’clock already! The previous days festive fun and love had set our expectations for a long day, but in fact it was over in minutes.

Starting around 8, we left our Christmas Family and headed out of Redwood City. Yosemite park was the destination and the drive wasn’t to technical. Taking it easy we were there around 11, stopping over at the visitors centre and various water falls to name a few.
The drive in and around Yosemite is incredible and the views, something of a world wonder!
Stopping at frozen lakes with others as they Ice-Skated and Pik Niked on the lake.

This was something new to us all, as the road we were traveling on, is generally closed in the winter. Restricting this kind of activity. Thankfully the road was open this year, otherwise we would have had to add onto our road trip with a detour.

We pulled into Bishop, a small town on route Vegas. As planned, we booked in at a motel and scored a sweet deal! The place was clean and spacious, leaving a great night for both of us to iPad and catch some comedy on TV.

I’m now typing this while we drive to Vegas, we’ve crossed into Nevada and travelled some roller coaster and dead straight roads. Thanks Steve Jobs for the iPod!

Totsiens.

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In true American style, the morning started with a loud “Merry Christmas!” from one of the youngest. Breakfast consisted of bacon, eggs and flapjacks. Delicious coffee. And high spirits.
Sitting near the real tree, decorated with ornaments from all over the world. While gifts were dished out.

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Lunch preparations started with Prawns and Devil Eggs for orderves, beef on the rib, lobster, green beans and almonds for mains. Cashew nut and ice cream for desert. Great spread, great company, and sufficient space left to burp.

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The afternoon turned into a game while discussions about our ‘road trip’ started.
One problem with planning a road trip, it’s difficult to judge driving distance. We were sufficiently advised that the route we’ll be taking is ridiculously too long.
The original plan was from Redwood City, San Francisco we would travel to Frank Beach, Lake Tahoe on route Las Vegas. The distance to travel and the site’s we’ll miss is not worth it.
Plans changed to traveling from Here, Redwood City. Into Yosemite Valley. Then to Bishop for a night, before making our way to Vegas for two nights.

Thankfully we were surrounded by warm, helpful people who adjusted our path sufficiently.

The morning holds an awesome drive. Till then. Adios!

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It’s not very often…

…you get to drive chapman’s peak for 3 hours.

…you get to travel with a sibling.

…you pay $3 for an Ice-Cream and aren’t able to finish it.

…you get the best Chinese at the dirtiest joint.

…that you see seals on the support beams of the Wharf, 2meters above water.

…that you get to spend time watching the sun set over the ocean.

…you are able to walk on the wrong side of the road and it’s right to do so.

…that you see a million Butterflies in one sighting.

…that you see a house lit from the exterior, rather than the interior.

…that a town doesn’t have Mac’as.

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