Well, we made it. We're all back home and no one got killed. There was more arguing and sass-n-attitude spread around than we expected, so not everything was as fun as planned, but all in all it was a good trip. The best day was Saturday, when we got to go kayaking in a sheltered bay. Levi absolutely loved it. He was in the red boat with me, while A.J. went in the green boat with Aaron. He had a pretty good stroke technique with his smaller paddle. With every dip of his paddle, he would say "stroke...stroke...stroke." Or he would sing songs he thought were appropriate. The boys loved camping, especially getting to be the stake holders while Aaron and I pushed the stakes in the ground. They liked having the firebuilding job of stick-gatherer. A.J.'s face was priceless when he saw that his last smore had two marshmallows squishing out the sides. We saw so many beautiful places, from deserts to mountains and seashore to savannas. We didn't get pictures of everything, things like kayaking aren't well suited to taking cameras along, especially when children are involved. We did get some good ones, though. Here are some of my favorites. Right, Along the lower yosemite falls trail.
The coyote we saw off our balcony one morning.
The top of Mammoth Mountain (we rode a gondola to the top).
A butterfly that kept landing on us at the Bridalveil Falls campground.
The almost dried up Bridalveil falls.