Fall Vacation

San Francisco, Yosemite, and the Eastern Sierra
October 2010
Todd and I took a week long vacation and headed towards my
sister's place near San Francisco.  Along the way there we stayed
at Tom's Place and explored Rock Creek and Sonora Pass.   On
the way home we went over Tioga Pass and explored the fall
colors near Lee Vining, June Lake, and Mammoth.
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While we were in San Francisco we visited Muir Woods (where we
had an awesome
encounter with river otters), Alcatraz, Half
Moon Bay, and had dinner with 4wheelbob and Gina in Livermore.
After San Francisco we went with Kristine to Yosemite.  She is
working for the Yosemite Conservancy and thus knows her way
around the park very well.  We stayed at the lodge, which was
sort of strange for me - I don't think I've ever stayed at a hotel
in a National Park before!  I'm usually camping or backpacking :)  
We visited the Smith Peak Fire Lookout just outside the park,
climbed Sentinel Dome, explored Glacier Point, and had fun in the
valley.