4 Days in Yosemite

by Shalice Noel


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One of our bucket list items has always been Yosemite. Big trees, bigger mountains and stunning stone ridges, did I mention waterfalls? I only read about and saw distant pictures of it but to see it in person, is like in the middle of the Grand Canyon so vast, untouched, and wild. While it was a chilly 38 degrees, and we attempted a couple hikes by the falls, all we could think about was the hot chocolate in our little chalet. And little it was but there is something alluring about cozy cottages around the holidays. So good. I think the kids spent most of the day up in the little chalet loft while the hubs and I cooked (well, defrosted, Portuguese stew called “Feijoda).” The latter takes me right into my first tip. If you’re renting a cabin, bring obviously lots of snacks, waters, organic cinnamon rolls (from a tube) and FROZEN dinners. Who wants to cook on vacation? For lunches, we enjoyed the tasty spread at Tanaya Lodge and Big Fir Lodge for their cozy ambience and yummy burgers. For fun, if Badger Pass is open, don’t forget to bring car chains, ski’s and warm thermal underwear. In the end, I’m so grateful we did this short 4-day getaway, just what we needed. Don’t underestimate a rest from the hustle of the holidays, school events, LA traffic for some family bonding in the woods. From the oldest to youngest, we all felt the bond.

What’s on your vacation bucket list?



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La Bijoux Bella January 6, 2017 - 12:57 am

Such a beautiful scenery to witness live and capturing these beautiful photos is such a precious thing. Sooo beautiful! 🙂
I hope you and your family had a blast at Yosemite! 🙂

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shalice noel January 6, 2017 - 4:41 pm

It really is, you should go! 4 days seemed like the perfect amount of time. So grateful we could go 😉

Jennifer Do January 6, 2017 - 5:07 am

Looks so beautiful!

shalice noel January 6, 2017 - 4:40 pm

Thanks Jennifer! It was stunning – and chilly! Happy Friday xx

Kremb de la Kremb January 7, 2017 - 1:58 pm

Because I’ve lived overseas for almost 20 years now, I’ve traveled much of the world. But, one place I need to see more of is my home country: the States. On my bucket list are New Orleans, Austin, Nashville, and a cruise to Alaska. One day, right? I’d also like to go to Chicago–why not! Yosemite is lovely; my husband and I went while we were dating. I better add this spot to the family bucket list for my own two kiddos. And I really like the Ida of renting a chalet–yes to cozy. Looks like you all had a lovely time, and it’s fun to see the whole fam on Shalice Noel every now and then. My kiddos and husby made the blog on my most recent post too. It was a nice way to start the Kremb de la Kremb 2017 blogging year.

And I totally am intigued by that Portuguese stew!!

Love, Ann from Kremb de la Kremb


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