We just got home from an absolutely amazing weekend in Yosemite! We’ve had this trip planned forever — Adam and I stayed at Evergreen a few years ago and had such a special time that we couldn’t wait to create family memories there with Grayson. Granted, it was a different sort of trip this time around with a baby but we had so much fun. Grayson even got to experience his first snowstorm!
It snowed the night we got there, on Halloween, and it was so special! We were not expecting that at all given how early it is in the season. As for hiking, last time, Adam and I did a wonderfully snowy hike in a grove of old sequoias, which was beautiful, but this time we stuck to the natural trail around the cabin…also beautiful!
Adam wore him on his back for a little while in a Snugli carrier that we borrowed from a friend, but he was definitely happiest all wrapped up on mama.
Last time we visited Evergreen, one of the things we loved the most was the amazing FOOD in the lodge! Oh my goodness, y’all…this food isn’t just good for being at a lodge in the middle of nowhere…I would also say this food is amazing if I had it at a fancy restaurant in the city. Whoever the chef is is simply wonderful. Everything we had was to die for!
Instead of going out and eating dinner in the restaurant like we did last time, Adam went to pick up the food while I put Grayson down each night. He fell asleep at 7pm and we spent the rest of the evening drinking wine, eating great food and playing checkers. Yes, checkers. There’s no internet, tv or phone service where we stayed but there is a box of board games! I have yet to beat my husband but one day…one day.
It was a short weekend but exactly what this family and this marriage needed. It was like pressing the reset button on our lives, which have been so busy since Grayson joined us almost six months ago! I am so proud of Adam for doing so well at work, but he works very long hours and really needed this time to disconnect. It was just perfect.
I think Fall my be my favorite time to visit Yosemite. The leaves changing colors were just spectacular. Evergreen is about 30 minutes from the valley, but we drove in on Sunday and soaked it all up. There’s nothing like Yosemite. It is hands down one of the most amazing places I have ever been.
I switched diaper bags for the trip and started using my Everlane backpack instead. Woah. Why did I just now start using a backpack as a diaper bag?! So much easier…especially when you’re wearing a baby!
Until next time, Yosemite!