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Old 07-12-2009, 05:06 AM   #31
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Wendy thanks for posting your awesome trip report! Your pictures of Yosimte are beautiful! I lovethe Monterey area too!
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Old 08-15-2009, 10:09 AM   #32
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Wow, I haven't checked in a while and 1000 people have read my report!

Thanks to all who have read and I hope it helps with your trip planning.

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Wendy thanks for posting your awesome trip report! Your pictures of Yosimte are beautiful! I lovethe Monterey area too!
Thanks! Glad you enjoyed reading it.
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Old 08-23-2009, 03:17 PM   #33
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Thanks for your report, it was great and your pictures are beautiful.

Can I ask, how long was the drive from Yosemite to Monterey?

Thanks!
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Old 08-23-2009, 03:35 PM   #34
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You're welcome. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

We left from the village which is about 40 minutes from the West Entrance. Once we left the West entrance, it took about 4 hours to get to Monterey.
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Old 09-23-2009, 02:24 PM   #35
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Thank you, great report. thanks for the pictures.

We are in the early planning stage for a 2011 trip. Yosemite is one of the many places we hope to visit, between La and San Fran, before our cruise to Alaska.
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Just wanted to thank you for your awesome TR!

I can't believe how much you were able to fit in @ Yosemite. I haven't been there in years & haven't been back b/c I feel like Yosemite requires more time. Your TR inspires me to go there again even if it's just for a quick getaway.
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Old 01-25-2010, 12:50 PM   #37
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Just wanted to thank you for your awesome TR!

I can't believe how much you were able to fit in @ Yosemite. I haven't been there in years & haven't been back b/c I feel like Yosemite requires more time. Your TR inspires me to go there again even if it's just for a quick getaway.
Thank you! If you can manage it, I would definintely recommend going back, even for a quick visit.
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Old 02-02-2010, 11:23 PM   #38
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I enjoyed reading your report again. You captured a lot of detail about Yosemite, which is great, and since we went to Yosemite & Monterey over the summer, it was fun seeing the trip through your eyes.
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Old 02-07-2010, 12:27 PM   #39
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Great report! Awesome pictures! We are planning a 3 day trip to Monterey soon (weather depending) so I found you report on the Aquarium very interesting. I haven't been there for about 20 years.
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Thank you for this wonderful report. Our family make-up is similar to yours, except our well traveled DD is almost 7. We are planning a two week CA trip this summer and I had decided to skip Yosemite because I had heard that summer wasn't the best time to visit. After seeing your pictures I am considering re-working our itinerary! How was the weather at Yosemite?
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You have to go!
It's the most amazing place I've ever been. Simply spectacular.
Go and be in awe.
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Thank you for this wonderful report. Our family make-up is similar to yours, except our well traveled DD is almost 7. We are planning a two week CA trip this summer and I had decided to skip Yosemite because I had heard that summer wasn't the best time to visit. After seeing your pictures I am considering re-working our itinerary! How was the weather at Yosemite?
Thanks! We were there at the end of May and the weather was absolutely perfect. It wasn't too cold in the morning and it didn't get too hot in the afternoon. The crowds were light too compared to what I hear can be pretty crowded later in the summer.

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I agree with KC, if you can swing it, you really need to try to fit Yosemite into your plans. It is an awesome experience. I think your DD would love it!
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Thanks! We were there at the end of May and the weather was absolutely perfect. It wasn't too cold in the morning and it didn't get too hot in the afternoon. The crowds were light too compared to what I hear can be pretty crowded later in the summer.



I agree with KC, if you can swing it, you really need to try to fit Yosemite into your plans. It is an awesome experience. I think your DD would love it!
Thanks! Our plans have been changed. I shared your trip report with my DH and DD and it was unanimous - we are going to Yosemite. After researching a bit, I may even book a cottage at the Tenaya Lodge and the same tour! Thanks again for your wonderful report.
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That's great! You won't be disappointed. Here is the link to the Discover Yosemite Tour.

http://www.discoveryosemite.com/buses.html

Here is the link to Tenaya Lodge.

http://www.tenayalodge.com/

Have a great trip!
Thanks Wendy!

I do have another question if you don't mind.

First, on the day you explored Yosemite on your own you mention taking a shuttle but I thought you also mentioned driving. Is there an internal Shuttle System at Yosemite?
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