The day after our eclipse trip to Rigby, Idaho ended, the four of us (Phil, Carol, Jim and I) departed for Yellowstone National Park. We stayed there six nights, giving us five full days to sightsee. Though it had been 10 years since Jim and I were last in Yellowstone with Felicia, it looked the same except that there were a ton more visitors. It was good to be back since Yellowstone is a unique place with all of its plentiful wildlife and geothermal attractions.
In all my years of living in California, I had never been to Yosemite and Jim had not been there for a number of years. I have always wanted to go but heard it gets congested, so that had deterred me. We both were really looking forward to camping there. Since we were going in September, given that a lot of kids are back in school, we were hoping it would not be as crowded. Continue reading “Hello Yosemite!”
It was sweltering hot in the San Gabriel Valley, 100 plus degrees. Even the beaches were hot! Low 80’s in the mountains was very appealing, so off we went to the Barton Flats campground, in the San Bernardino National Forest, for four nights. Even though July is peak vacation season, we were able to book our favorite campsite, number 38, because this trip was during the work week instead of the weekend. While there, we were able to visit a few new places.
One of our favorite places to camp locally is around Big Bear. Big Bear is a mountain location in the San Bernadino National Forest above the city of San Bernadino, California. The three campgrounds we like the best are Barton Flats, San Gorgonio and Serrano. All three campgrounds are run by the National Park Service and all three are great!!