Monday, May 30, 2005
Necessary because it was to only chance to get a peak at the falls when the water was still flowing heavily. We stayed just outside the park in a RV park in El Portal on Highway 140.
A view of Upper Yosemite Falls, left, and a Lower Yosemite Falls from the bridge close to the base, on the right above.
Another view of Upper Yosemite Falls on the left above, Half Dome is on the right.
A couple of views of Happy Isles . Dawn and Lou are in the left picture looking at the rushing water.
Above left, Sentinal Bridge. The water is right up to the bottom of the bridge, was over the top last week. Above right, Mirror lake view of North Dome.
Above, many meadows are flooded due to the high level of the Merced river. Many pathways are blocked by the flooding.
A view of Upper Yosemite Falls from Camp Curry. On the right above is a view of Wildcat Falls, the second big water fall seen when entering on Highway 140 West of the Highway 120 junction.
Excellent weather for a visit, great views of the waterfalls but the meadows are a little wet. You can't have everything. One of the nice things about visiting Yosemite is that it is always a nice visit, whatever season!
Saturday, May 21, 2005
Note the bird above Mr Milo at the window asking Mr Milo to come and play.
Mr Milo likes to take walks around our yard, but due to his hip injury, we keep him on a leash.
The fountain looks lovely as usual.
In particular, the Fairhaven Pump House used to sit in the middle of the street about a block from the house I grew up in. That was where the bus stopped to pick me up for school.
The Oil Museum is quite interesting.
Today, there was a Peddlers Faire at the Village. It's like a flea market for antiques and other old things somewhat related to the era of the village.
Friday, May 20, 2005
I haven't added any pictures to the site for a while. I'll have to find something worthy of a picture for my fans.
Monday, May 16, 2005
Helen, Mary, Lou, and Dawn
A big mystery. An Okra seed thief must have visited because when Uncle Doug was ready to plant his seeds, obtained at great expense, they were gone.
Monday the tenants left in the morning. Lou, Dawn, and Mr Milo returned North to work, school, and napping, respectively. There's a bit of work to be done here now so Don remains. Painting and other repairs needed to ready for rental again. The weather today was much cooler and a lot of rain and wind in the morning. Nice in the afternoon.
When Don was out Shopping, he looked everywhere for Okra seeds. Have you ever tried to find them. They're usually only seen when not wanted, which, up until now, was all the time. Any way, they were finally found at Wal-Marts, not in the seed rack in the garden department but outside past the registers, on the back side of a display case that was against the fence. After reading the name of the seed packets on 6 displays of seeds, about 600 compartments of seeds, Okra was finally found on the 4th to the last possible place they could be.
Isn't Frozen Okra available at Wal-Mart?
Uncle Doug likes Okra and has a nice garden started, which now WILL include Okra.
Friday, May 13, 2005
We're spending the night in Buttonwillow.
Thursday, May 12, 2005
Don cleaned out the shop area enough to do some work. Welded up a rack for the canoe but didn't have time to try it out.
We're all headed to Bakersfield this weekend. The rental there becomes vacant and Don will remain to paint the whole inside of the house and do any other repairs. It's sad to loose tenants when they've been around for more than eight years.
Lou has 17 more days till she's off for the summer and we can take a trip north.
Monday, May 9, 2005
The Toad went in this morning to have the exhaust system looked at. It got a new header pipe, new connector pipe new muffler and a new tail pipe. It sounds good again. It turned out to be a tinkering day. I got some keys made, went through some items in the to be repaired pile, checked and repaired some websites, did other computer related work, tidying up in the RV, etc. The weather was kind of odd for May. We had several heavy downpours and San Jose even got some hail.
Saturday, May 7, 2005
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Thursday, May 5, 2005
We're almost ready to travel again, except for the toad. It gets a new muffler and tailpipe Monday.
The weather is trying to stay the same. It rained most of yesterday and today here is San Martin, Ca.
Back home again tonight.
Wednesday, May 4, 2005
Now, to save a bunch of gas. I'm waiting in San Martin (next door to Morgan Hill) for a Thursday appointment at Camping world to get the refrigerator fixed. I hope I don't get carried away at their store.