"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime"-MARK TWAIN

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Thursday, June 2

   After spending more time than planned in Carson City, we departed Thursday morning for Yosemite.  As we traveled through S. Lake Tahoe on Hwy 50, there were signs flashing, warning of snow and chains required to cross Echo Pass.  We soon came to a local welcome center so we stopped to see what we could find out.  The first thing I saw upon entering was a bright yellow jacket with LSU emblazoned across the back.  Had a conservation with Ronnie Gill of Baton Rouge, with family all over Pike County, MS.  Gillsburg is named after his family.  They were traveling a reverse route from us.  Small world.
   We checked with the lady in the welcome center about the road.  She pulled up the latest information, which showed the highway open.  We headed West.  As we climbed up the pass, it began snowing but the road remained clear, just wet.  We followed a semi all the way to the summit and stopped for a break.  Sally thought the snow was something to play in, so she got a little exercise.  The rest of the trip was uneventful and we arrived at Sweet Water CG just outside Yosemite around 3 pm.

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