Last weekend my husband and I went on our annual anniversary trip. Up until last year we would always go back to San Luis Obispo. Last year we branched out and went to Vegas for the NASCAR race. We had a ball. It was such a fun trip we were hoping to go back again this year but that didn’t work out. But we decided to continue to mix it up, so this year we decided we would go visit Yosemite in the winter. Before I get too far ahead of myself, I want to explain why we celebrate our anniversary with a trip every year. When we got married we were young, and not in a position to go on a major honeymoon. We were able to squeeze in a little trip to Monterey and Vegas. Jerry was in his rookie year and he only had a few days in between switching fire stations. Vegas wasn’t even planned we just drove out there one night just because we could. The second thing about our relationship is that we don’t do a lot of gifts. We don’t do Valentines Day. Birthdays are usually celebrated with a little something and Christmas is the same. Instead we gift ourselves one away trip with no kids every year to celebrate our marriage. 11 years strong in January. So while you are getting to know me here on my blog, why not share our anniversary trip with you. And because we were by ourselves, I hope you enjoy the selfies. Thank goodness my lens is a wide angle so I can squeeze our fat heads in.
The first day we drove up to the Yosemite Valley and did a couple quick walks and checked out the falls. The second day we went skiing and snowboarding at Badger Pass. Badger Pass is a fun little mountain and I think our kids may be big enough to take skiing there next winter. It had been six years since the last time I strapped myself into those awful ski boots. One can remember that they are so uncomfortable but once you are in them you wonder “is this worth it?” It is. Skiing was a blast once I got my hill legs back. I don’t like to go very fast. So my snowboarding husband waits for me at the bottom. Not to mention I was totally coming up with plans on how to fall and not break any arms so I can shoot my spring weddings coming up. Luckily I didn’t fall. And our third day we checked out the Mariposa Grove of giant Sequoias. I will never get tired of looking at those amazing trees. There was a hike thrown in that wasn’t planned. But that’s another story for another day.
See the Rainbow?
Bridal Veil making it's own snow!
It's almost like we are in the picture together.
These crack me up. Notice we are standing in a shaded meadow and Half Dome is still sunny. The exposure is tricky especially for a selfie. But then notice the couple in the background with their tri-pod. We were all oh yeah, look at you guys go with your fancy tripod. We selfie in Yosemite with a wide angle. You would think we could have helped each other out. We were cracking up out in that field. We got many looks.
No pictures of skiing I took some with my iphone.
Instead of taking pictures of the maps and markers, next time I will read them so I know what I am about to be talked into doing.
It's like Heaven to me.
Somebody wishes the kids were around so he didn't have to stand in front of the roots.
Seriously wife? Again?
All lined up.
The Grizzly Giant. Can you see me?
The bachelor and Three Graces. I love it when they are grouped together close like this.
Yes, this is us headed to the top. I would say about a third of this hike was on Snow. Pretty soon I gave my camera over so I could concentrate on not falling.
Fallen Tunnel Tree. If you have seen a picture of people driving through a Sequoia tree. This was the one. Until it fell of course. I know I look good in this one. You might say I was tired it was 2 miles in the snow and mud and a 1,200 ft elevation climb. I have my jacket and my Sweat shirt tied around my waist.