Even urbanites can navigate Yosemite Park
The vista of Yosemite Valley stunned me: a majestic waterfall, soaring granite, and a winding river flowing through an endless stretch of pine trees.
I smiled, feeling oddly vindicated by its Brigadoon-like appearance. Yosemite had been an unusual choice for a vacation; my husband and I usually opt for beach resorts when we want to escape Philly for a few days.
Now, after such a long journey, Yosemite had already left us with an indelible image -- and we hadn't even checked into the lodge yet. In fact, we had barely gotten out of the car.