The Red Convertible

6.27.2011

Driving to Yosemite National Park / June 18, 2011

“There is no moment of delight in any pilgrimage like the beginning of it.”
–Charles Dudley Warner

Matt and I arrived in Yosemite National Park at around 8pm Pacific time on June 18th. We traveled by car then plane, airtrain then convertible by way of "In 'n Out Burger" to get there and it somehow took 17 hours.

The convertible ride was a welcomed surprise. I felt like a little kid on Christmas morning when I heard "We're out of sedans. We could put you in a small SUV. Or.. we have a convertible." Sold. Matt said the expression on my face was priceless as I not-so-calmly informed the man that "we'll take it." Matt had some concerns about our luggage fitting, but I assured him we'd manage. I didn't care if I had to share my seat with our bags. Turns out it was a 2 seater (even better.) We made it work.

We were giddy the entire way to Yosemite. My favorite phrases were "I can't believe we're here" and "I can't believe we're in a convertible!" As soon as we got that top down nothing from the previous 8 hours mattered- not the flight delay, turbulence, or the waking up at 5:15am after 1 hour of sleep.

When we finally arrived in the park and checked into our cabin we ventured over to a little grocery/ gift shop to buy some "dinner." We settled on beer and beef jerky. We only got so far as to drink the beer since we were still (somehow) full from lunch. Dinner of champions?

We sat outside our cozy cabin on our own little wooden bench with our feet up on an old tree stump and chatted about our upcoming adventures and our incredible happiness.

Sitting there under the quiet watch of half dome and the granite cliffs and faces was just a small memory compared to all that we encountered that week, but I love it.. very much.


21 comments:

  1. A-mazing!! I would love to cruise around Yosemite in a convertable, and your pictures are fantastic!

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  2. SOOO much fun!!! :D I'm kinda sorta jealous. haha! I love that camp sign and your braid. :)

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  3. That's one sexy car!! :D Looks like an amazing time.

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  4. ooo Gorgeous pictures! And hot car =p Looks like an awesome trip. I want to go =( And have that car haha.

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  5. Looks like fun! I love the way you've organised the photos in this post, it is very effective.

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  6. Ahhh! How fun! And I noticed you flew into San Francisco the exact same day I left! haha! Totally jealous of you seeing Yosemite esssspecially in a convertible! How awesome!

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  7. I was just wondering while watching your photos and videos if somehow you or your bf owned a convertible and I was not aware of haha. The video is amazing, well done. And the photos are really nice, seemed like you relaxed a lot (despite the non-sleep), and I mean, just the time out with that lovely scenery is amazing :)

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  8. Your pictures are so beautiful! Looks like so much fun!

    Katie x

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  9. Now that is AWESOME!! Nothing like doing a road trip in convertible STYLE ;-)
    My first car was a convertible... Miss it!

    Can't wait to see more pics
    x

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  10. Its my dream to drive around in a red convertible! Well played.

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  11. oh my goodness a convertible? So lucky! yosemite is beautiful. look slike fun!

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  12. Looks amazing! I love the pictures as usual!

    - Jenny @ http://ohlovely.net

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  13. Lovely, lovely photos :)

    and AHHH convertible! Reminds me of my dreams of driving my Barbie car hahah xD

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  14. I just love your photos! such a perfectly divine way to spend the weekend. :)

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  15. It's definitely one of my dreams to go to Yosemite. I;m glad you enjoyed it!

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  16. Haha awesome. Who wouldn't jump at the chance for a convertible? So jealous of your pics. I think a trip to Yosemite might be in my future...

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  17. YAY for convertibles! What a happy little surprise! I love that it's so sporty and red...and I love your big smile even more. :D

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  18. love this post. that convertible is fabulous! so much fun!
    Xo

    http://ericplustanya.blogspot.com

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  20. Oh how I love Yosemite! So fun that you rented a convertible, and I love the montage of pictures!

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  21. oh gosh how i miss this place! Looking at the pic of the road to Yosemite brings back so many memories when boyfriend and I went! Glad you had a awesome time!

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