To describe Yosemite in words is like trying to capture it in a picture.

You just have to go there to witness it properly.

Before a few friends and I first entered the park, I envisioned it to be a Mother Nature Theme Park.

And in a way, it was. It was crowded, everything was easily accessible, there were ample bathrooms.

I was shocked the trails didn’t have handicap ramps!

I feel that the park rangers even made sure deer were always present for ample photo opportunities.

El Capitan and Half Dome, ginormous rock formations, are the pinnacle of your visit. Sort of the Splash Mountain or the Teacups of Yosemite.

Besides spending our weekend exploring, we also frequented the buffet in Camp Curry, where our humble cabin was located.

If you’re not staying in a hotel, you stay at Camp Curry, a sort of halfway point for those who don’t want to sleep in tents but kind of want the fear of being eaten by bears to loom…ever so slightly.

There were convenience stores and several places to eat in Camp Curry.

But we seem to always choose the 1970’s GHETTO ASS buffet.

Wow, my first Yosemite meal. It consisted of everything of the yellow variety. Things not found in nature. You got enough of that outside, I guess.

I don’t think anything green was even offered.

I’m going to let the rest of the trip play out in pictures.

Backwards.

Because I’m lazy, I couldn’t be bothered to switch them around in the order they downloaded.

Enjoy!

More meadow action

More meadow action

Yosemite September 2010 160meadow stream

One of the multitude of pretty meadows but I could have used a few more deer...to hunt...

One of the multitude of pretty meadows but I could have used a few more deer...to hunt...

We rented bikes on Sunday. I will never forget such a gorgeous bike ride...

We rented bikes on Sunday. I will never forget such a gorgeous bike ride...

Delicious Duck Boobies

Delicious Duck Boobies

Dinner at Hogwarts! Seriously, The Ahwahnee dining room looked just like Harry Potter!

Dinner at Hogwarts! Seriously, The Ahwahnee dining room looked just like Harry Potter!

Cheers, El Capitan!

Cheers, El Capitan!

We found a nice secluded spot on a beach to drink wine and admire El Capitan

We found a nice secluded spot on a beach to drink wine and admire El Capitan

Nature and crap

Nature and crap

The Top of Vernal Falls. I made it! More pats on back.

The Top of Vernal Falls. I made it! More pats on back.

Vernal Falls and Rainbow. My companions didn't make it up this far. Pat on back, Bun Boy

Vernal Falls and Rainbow. My companions didn't make it up this far. Pat on back, Bun Boy

Vernal Falls

Vernal Falls

The annoying steps up to Vernal Falls

The annoying steps up to Vernal Falls

We only got as far as the Top of Vernal Falls.

We only got as far as the Top of Vernal Falls.

At Breakfast, Jen makes tacos to sneak in her purse for lunch later that day.

At Breakfast, Jen makes tacos to sneak in her purse for lunch later that day.

A view of something or other...

A view of something or other...

During an early morning stroll, Thelma and I spotted this deer, killing it on the spot.

During an early morning stroll, Thelma and I spotted this deer, killing it on the spot.

A Typical Yosemite Sight...

A Typical Yosemite Sight...

My Delicious Dinner from the Jimmy Buffet. Most items were as flavorless as they were colorless

My Delicious Dinner from the Jimmy Buffet. Most items were as flavorless as they were colorless

Some bridge over troubled water.

Some bridge over troubled water.

Wandering around the Ahwahnee Hotel grounds. Most likely illegally.

Wandering around the Ahwahnee Hotel grounds. Most likely illegally.

The historic Ahwahnee Hotel for drinks!

The historic Ahwahnee Hotel for drinks!

After a day of hiking, we settle in with a nice Mammoth IPA

After a day of hiking, we settle in with a nice Mammoth IPA

Here's the lil' cabin we stayed at. Bathroom NOT included.

Here's the lil' cabin we stayed at. Bathroom NOT included.

First Class Accomodations! Bed Bugs Included!

First Class Accomodations! Bed Bugs Included!

This is the compound we stayed at

This is the compound we stayed at

An Ominous Crow. So scary he turned my picture black and white. Well, he prefers Sepia.

An Ominous Crow. So scary he turned my picture black and white. Well, he prefers Sepia.

More Group Action

More Group Action

Us on the Edge of the Earth. Well, actually they're strangers but you get the picture.

Us on the Edge of the Earth. Well, actually they're strangers but you get the picture.

This giant crevice scared the SHIT out of me.

This giant crevice scared the SHIT out of me.

Bun Boy and the gang posing by Half Dome.

Bun Boy and the gang posing by Half Dome.

Half Dome Adjacent

Half Dome Adjacent

View of Half Dome when we first arrive! So Ugly! :)

View of Half Dome when we first arrive! So Ugly! :)

I made this waffle from scratch at the breakfast bar at the Comfort Suites! Not too shabby!

I made this waffle from scratch at the breakfast bar at the Comfort Suites! Not too shabby!

Slab of cake - Claim Jumper - We nibled on this throughout the weekend..or Jen did...

Slab of cake - Claim Jumper - We nibled on this throughout the weekend..or Jen did...

Pot Pie at the Claim Jumper. Item may appear larger in your stomach!...

Pot Pie at the Claim Jumper. Item may appear larger in your stomach!...