This week I hope to pass the torch to my grandson with his first introduction to camping.
Tomorrow we’ll be on the road to Yosemite Valley; a pretty great place for one’s first camping trip. The hope is to hit all the usual highlights: the granite sentinels (Half Dome, El Capitan, Cathedral Rocks, Three Brothers, and, um, yes, Sentinel Rock), Yosemite and Bridalveil (and maybe the seasonal Ribbon) falls, Glacier Point, the Yosemite Valley and Happy Isles visitor centers, and maybe a dip in the Merced River.
Somewhere along the line I also hope to give Alex his first experience in fishing. If we’re lucky, he’ll land a trout; really lucky will mean bass and sunfish too.
Our adventure will continue with a weekend visit to the cabin, maybe a little mini golf at Twain Harte Miniature Golf, maybe some frolicking at Twain Harte Lake. And it’ll all be capped by great hamburgers at Diamondback Grill. Doesn’t get much better.