After our stop in Sequoia, the next day called for another early drive into Yosemite. Staying in Fresno put us about 4 hours away from Yosemite Valley. We arose again before the sun came up and grabbed breakfast for the road.
My first trip to Yosemite was with my parents when I was much younger so I don't fully remember my reaction to seeing the valley for the first time. I would imagine it's pretty close to how I feel every time I arrive though: awe-inspiring. I was anxious and excited for Krystal to see this place in person. As much fun as I had taking photos back in February and sharing them with her, the valley is still something that needs to be experienced in person.
Tunnel View welcomed us at about 8a, or so. We continued on and took the Mist Trail to Vernal and Nevada Falls. After, we enjoyed a cold beer while watching Yosemite Falls' continuous dump of water before hitting the road again to Sacramento.