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Passport to the Parks August 9, 2012

Filed under: California,Yosemite — Kelocity @ 1:58 pm
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YAY! It’s official!!! Adele has her first passport! But not the kind you’re thinking of (although I can’t WAIT to get her the real thing!) This weekend we bought her the official Passport to America’s National Parks!
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I’m not sure why she’s making that face, inside, she was SUPER excited!

Almost all of our National Parks have a unique stamp that you can collect in your Passport Book. Hopefully in her lifetime, she can fill that baby up with lots of stamps! Her first one was Yosemite!
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On Sunday, we checked out of our hotel and made the drive back in the Valley Floor to do a tram tour of the major sights.
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But first, we walked around Yosemite Village and checked out the visitor’s center.
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I’m a total nerd and again got giddy with excitement to have Adele there. When we were inside, we saw a few little kids getting sworn into the Junior Ranger program. They were SO cute! Someday she will be a Junior Ranger too and pledge to protect our beautiful parks. Ahhh I can’t wait!

They had a neat 3D display so we could see what the Valley Floor looks like from above. Awesome! (I know, total nerd.)
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Then it was time for our tram ride!
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It was a two hour tour that gave us the history of the park, and lots of other great information about the rocks and animals inside.
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See that giant rock cliff up there?
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We spotted a few climbers way up there! Insane, right?!
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It was hot and sunny, but Adele was cozy inside the carrier. We kept her well shaded and she slept the whole time. She’s a champ.
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It’s crazy how lush and dry everything is in the summer. Apparently in the winter and spring, the river can really overflow.
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Hard to believe the whole valley floods almost every year!
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One of the spots where Ansel Adams took some of his famous pictures.
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We were too scared to expose Adele to the sun, but someday we’ll remind her she was there!
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Another view of Half Dome, way in the distance!
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So lucky to have such a beautiful park in our country.
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It was a great tour. Well worth the trip. We only scratched the surface on things to do in Yosemite, but it was a great overview and I can’t wait to come back again someday.
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And with that, I leave you with a final picture of Half Dome. Incredible.
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One Response to “Passport to the Parks”

  1. Angie Says:

    I love Yosemite! I’ve been 3 times and there is always something new to see. I feel so lucky that we are close to so many National Parks. I can’t wait to take our little one there too. Love the Passport!


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