This was one incredible view, we were on our way to Glacier Point lookout and the drive with the 4 children was a little "hairy". We saw bear signs everywhere and it is a little weird. I'm much more used of signs like "kangaroo crossing" or warning signs for tiger snakes. We all really wanted to see a bear, but from far, far away.
Unfortunately Isaac failed to see the importance of pictures for the blog and did not want to sit still for this picture.
This is at Glacier Point with the famous Half-Dome in the background. One day we hope to do the 10 hour hike to the top.
When we finally arrived at our destination, I (the clueless Aussie) thought it would be a good idea to bring the food out for a little picnic. David didn't realize I had a bag full of food and when I claimed a great spot for a picnic, Dave looked at me crazy and quickly explained that I would be eating with hungry bears. Well, no one wanted to hold the bag full of goodies after that. (I guess that is one way to meet a bear up close and personal.....bring a container of shaved turkey breast to go with your sandwiches?)
He has become quite the poser!
This looks like a nice quiet picture where Hyrum is appreciating nature.....however, what you are not seeing out of view from this camera is Savannah and Beth fighting and screaming that it is their turn! "Hyrum had longer than me!"
So, we "managed" to do quite a lot with our 4 young children but this was one of my simple and favorite moments. The children were all out of the car and able to do what they wanted and instead of encouraging a 5 year old to "keep going "up a crazy steep mountiain in pursuit of a waterfall, we could all relax and no one was complaining! We even got to enjoy some fish swimming by and being entertained by our children's optimistic thoughts of being able to catch them with there bare hands!
We would love to come again and see much much more! 2 days just wasn't enough!