Mirror Lake and Half Dome

Mirror Lake lives up to its name.

Mirror Lake lives up to its name.

Yosemite National Park is inspiring. We started the day by going on an easy hike to Mirror Lake. There was not a lot of water with the drought, but it was pleasant to see. We saw people riding horses on the other side of the lake. Quite a few middle-schoolers decided to give swimming a try; however, the water was way too cold for us.

We could see people riding horses across the lake.

We could see people riding horses across the lake.

In the afternoon Ed took a photography class taught by a photographer at the Ansel Adams Gallery. It was fun to see several of the places where Ansel took his very famous photos. He really made Yosemite famous with his gorgeous black and white photos around Yosemite. Our guide thought he was singularly responsible for making Yosemite National Park have so many visitors each year. Ansel’s photos were certainly the reason we knew about Yosemite years ago.

A beautiful view of Half Dome.

A beautiful view of Half Dome.

While Ed was taking his class, Charlene spent time enjoying the quiet and beauty around Mirror Lake. Soaking up the beauty and being inspired by such a gorgeous, soothing environment. She also talked with a fellow RV’er who happened to sit near her outside the Visitor Center. Charlene and this woman had actually met at the South Forty RV Park in Tucson back on Labor Day. They watched one of the Yosemite movies and talked RV’ing. Both of them had a fun afternoon.

Half Dome across the meadow.

Half Dome across the meadow.

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