Day 37! Las Vegas to Yosemite, California

Today we are bereft on two fronts! First of all we left Vegas, which we think of as a second home as we feel so comfortable there (I tried to persuade Si that we should cancel everything and spend the rest of our trip there but he wouldn’t do it!) and secondly we have lost a travelling companion!!

Licence Plate Game 1aAlas, we no longer have LPG (Licence Plate Game) travelling with us.  We are so sad that he has gone.  It appears that when we swopped the car over last Sunday and in all the confusion he got left behind on the back seat of ‘the beast’ and is now travelling far and wide with another family.  All I can hear in my head is his little voice when he saw us driving out of the car rental facility calling ‘wait, stop, you’ve left me behind’.  We didn’t realise until this morning that he was missing.  We feel like Tom Hanks in Cast Away when he realises he’s lost Wilson the basketball and he sobs uncontrollably ……….. we now know how he feels. LPG served us well for the first five weeks and five thousand miles of our trip and if we ever see his like again you can be sure we will snap him up. At least we have a photograph of LPG so we’ll never forget him.

Brothel 1a

Saw this on our drive today! Um, interesting!!

So, we drove from Las Vegas to a place called Groveland today which is just on the outskirts of Yosemite and we are staying in a lovely old B&B. We went to the local golf club for dinner (no photos of that I’m afraid) and were treated to the wonderful spectacle of deer coming out for their dinner too. We didn’t manage to get a photo of the deer Golf Coursebut here’s one of the golf course.

Goldfield 1aDriving today we saw lots of different landscapes, we had barren desert, forests, lakes and best of all snow-capped mountains and a glimpse of Half Dome at Yosemite.  We even reached the dizzy heights of 10,000 feet above sea level. The temperature has gone from 102 degrees in Las Vegas to 64 degrees here!! Yosemite 1st View 1a

Lake in Yosemite

Lake in Yosemite

We managed to sort out the problems we were having with uploading photos over the past couple of days so here’s a few pics taken while we were at the Bellagio and especially for Steve Blewitt, here’s Si eating and drinking!!!!

Tomorrow we will spend the day at Yosemite and I think we will have to put away our summer gear and get the jeans out ……… it’s going to be cooler!! Sand Pool

What stomach!!??

What stomach!!??

Si and his Tennessee Highball!

Si and his Tennessee Highball!

Sandra and her Nigori Aviation!!!!!

Sandra and her Nigori Aviation!!!!!

The cheese plate!

The cheese plate!

One of the pools at the Bellagio

One of the pools at the Bellagio

The pianist at the Petrossion Bar at the Bellagio
The pianist at the Petrossion Bar at the Bellagio

Oops, forgot to include the prairie dog we saw when we first entered Yosemite!

Oops, forgot to include the prairie dog we saw when we first entered Yosemite!

4 thoughts on “Day 37! Las Vegas to Yosemite, California

  1. AWWW! How sad you lost your LPG!! The good news is that you will have more room in your case for something else to purchase now!! The mountainous views are amazing!! LOVE your suit for swimming Sandra!! You look good in RED! 🙂

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  2. Oh dear, that’s too bad about the LPG! I figured that would be a keepsake for you! And to buy another one would just not be the same. But Sandra, I did not realize that was you on the lounge. Holy cow, you are so tan! You look like a young chick. I really thought it Si out scoping out the “sights.” That prairie dog is a cutie too! Did you take the time to stop and tour the brothel?

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    • Ha, ha, ha Dot ‘a young chick’, now I like that. I don’t think the tan will last long now that we’ve hit the cooler weather. We didn’t stop at the brothel, it looked like a horrible place. Just trailers in the middle of the desert.

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