El Savores Davao

We found this two storey restaurant by accident when we were passing by Surveyor St. in Dona Vicenta , coming from our office.

Since it was already late, the hubby and I decided to stop for lunch. We did not know what to expect. But it was something new, so we thought, “why not”?

Glad that we did.

Because I found so far, the best chicken adobo I ever tasted, from this restaurant. There were so many choices. But I chose the adobo since I was already very hungry. And you know, I don’t like experimenting when my stomach is grumbling and I’m about to have a headache due to hunger. One can never go wrong with chicken adobo right?! 🙂

Do you see the thickness of the sauce in the picture?  The richness of the taste and flavor is as good as what the photo implies.

That’s why I was so disappointed when I came back home , thinking I’ll have the same for dinner and found out that the sauce was gone. hu hu… Whoever packed my left over did not include the sauce. I don’t know why.  But even without it, the chicken meat and bones, were so delicious, I ate more than I am supposed to. So if you are dieting, I guess this is bad news for you.

The tagline “sarap to the bones” aptly fits El Savores Davao’s Spicy Chicken Adobo.

Best adobo I’ve ever tasted. 🙂

 

Another favorite was their Beef , Bacon and Mushroom Pasta.  John was so happy about it, he texted a friend about his new found place and said – their pasta is not filled with sugar! ha ha

One order is more than enough to fill you up. The plate was big and filled with tasty goodness , making you think of coming back , to try the other dishes next time.

For Dessert, he ordered “Mingkie’s Dream Cheesecake“. Sorry I forgot to take a picture. I guess you just have to go there and try it yourselves. 🙂 If you like chocolate and cheese, then you will agree with me when I say, it is bad for those who have diabetes. Seriously. It will only make you sad knowing that you are not allowed to eat more of it.

It is so good that you will be wanting for more. I tasted a little. Wanted more. But I had to discipline myself this time.

Why? Because I ordered their chocolate milkshake.  I know, I shouldn’t have. But I wanted to find out if it was good. And yes, it was. Think of America’s Steak and Shake, milkshake. It is that good.

I do not know who owns this restaurant. Or who their chefs are. But regardless, the food speaks highly of them.

Cost wise? They’re not expensive at all. For the hubby, driver and I , he paid a total of P1,000.00 pesos only.

Oh before I forget, their 2nd floor has a function room that can accommodate 15 to 50 people. So it is perfect for meetings and conference.

Small Function area. 

More tables on the second floor.

To give you a better idea where it is, I cropped this google map to help you out.

 

Their contact details:

Mobile  :  0917-726-3849                                                                                                                        FB          : El Savores Davao

 

Okay, so I hope you enjoy your visit as much as we did. 🙂

 

 

 

Lea C. Walker

http://www.davaoproperties.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Goodbye 2017 , Hello 2018!!!!

It is 3 a.m. in the Philippines as I write this, three hours after midnight. 🙂

And what better way to start the year than greet you all a HAPPY and PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR!!!

To be honest, I just woke up. ha ha. Obviously, I slept through the loud noise of our neighbors who welcomed the new year last night with a blast (blowing of car horns, etc.)

And since I cannot go back to sleep yet, I thought I’d write my first blog for 2018. Hopefully, this signifies more articles here this year.

The year 2017 has been good to me and my family. The most significant thing  was that my mom had a stroke and half of her body was paralyzed while I was in the U.S. last fall. But with therapy and lots of prayers, from family and friends, she has recovered fully. YES, FULLY! 🙂  Miracles do happen…. Thank God!

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This photo was taken on her 68th birthday the other day in Samal Island, Philippines. 🙂

If there is one thing I realized, it is the fact that life is so fleeting. Things change in a second. So let me share with you what I wrote a few days ago.

My Crazy Thoughts 
3:07 a.m. 12/29/17
Davao City, Philippines

Life is so short.

So love your parents. Love your family. Despite and inspite of. Be kind to others, even if it kills you. Help if you can. Say no if you can’t. Yes, it is okay to say no.

Shut up when you can’t say good things. Be honest. Be responsible. Complain if you must , but be nice about it. Don’t lose your composure. Be classy.

Be true to yourself. Follow your dreams. Don’t give up. Quitters always lose. Get out of a bad relationship, no excuses. Love yourself. Don’t be afraid to cry when the goings get rough. Stop the hate. Forgive. And try to forget. Yeah, easier said than done but well…. it’s a test of will.

Stand for what you believe in. And say something. If you can’t be part of the solution, then you are part of the problem. Don’t spend what you cannot afford. Save. Save. Save. And don’t count the chicken before the eggs hatch.

Invest. In your future. In relationships and people. Believe in yourself and what you can do. And please don’t be lazy. Work hard. Respect yourself. And don’t live for dole outs. People work for what they have. So why won’t you? Why don’t you?

Travel. Enjoy nature. Run barefooted on the beach. Walk the trails. Throw a snowball. Pick up clams. Or pine cones. Smell the flowers. Sing to and/or with the birds. Dance with a love one. Watch the sunset together. Road trip together. Take a deep breath. Listen to the wind. To the sound of the falling leaves. Climb a mountain. Picnic in a lake. Try fishing. It is fun. 🙂 Write a song. Don’t be afraid to try new things.

Life is so short. So love your life. Spend it only with the people and the things that matter to you. Stop wasting time.

Start and end the day right. Say thank you to God. Say I love you, to your “John”.

Here’s to a better version of ourselves in 2018… Cheers. 🥂🍾🍷

MY HAPPY MEMORIES IN 2017:

 

With John. At the wedding of my nephew.

Family get-away with staff and the rest of Allea Team.

My US Family. 🙂 (L to R) Jonboy, Jane, Lindsey, Joan, John, Darren, Delana, Austin, Me, Mommy, Heather and Seth.

With My Sister. I wish our youngest sister is with us. But she’s out of the country and hasn’t been able to come home this year.

 

With Friends for Life. 

With best friends, Luzette and Paz.

With High School friends. (L to R) Tess, Desiree, Fely, Me and Joy.

 

MY TRAVELS: (Click on the photo for a larger copy. Thank you. )

 

MY ACHIEVEMENTS:

 

For all of these, thank you Lord.  It has been a beautiful and blessed year.

Praying for a blissful and more blessed 2018 for all of us!

Thank you everyone for making me a part of your life!

HAPPY NEW YEAR……… 🙂

 

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Merry Christmas!

MERRY CHRISTMAS , my family and friends…. 

Thank you for spending time with me. God bless us all!

 

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Frost

It is freezing where I am right now. It was -2’c (28’f) when I woke up. The picture above was taken around 6 in the morning today. I went out and braved the cold to check if there’s frost on the ground. ha ha. That’s the Filipina in me talking. You see, we never have frost nor snow in my country. So this is really a treat on my part. 🙂

So for this chance to spend a frosty thanksgiving, I am grateful to God and the universe.

I have so many things to be thankful for. But number one is the fact that I woke up today. I thank God for the gift of family and friends. For all the blessings, past , present and future, I thank you Lord.

May your thanksgiving be happy and peaceful!

Happy thanksgiving everyone. 🙂

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Little River Canyon National Preserve

The Entrance to the Park.

Coming from Georgia, the hubby and I took a detour and visited Little River Canyon National Preserve in Fort Payne , Alabama.

I love road tripping in America because there are several road options. “Back roading” almost always turn out to be a beautiful drive. Specially during fall when colorful leaves on the trees,  decorate the highways.

It was a cold day. To a Filipina, a high of 45’f  (7’C) is pretty cold. Specially when it is windy. 🙂 But well, who am I to complain. I love fall. And I love this weather. It is so much better than the 90’f  plus temperature back home. So we just made sure that we were layered well before heading out to the park.

Off Highway 35, we found the entrance to the park.  A few yards ahead, the huge Visitor Center welcomed us.

After talking to the Park Ranger in-charge, we watched a short film at their theater. We always make it a point to watch their movie presentation because it tells us more about the park. That way, we won’t miss anything we may want to see.

What struck me the most though is the fact that they welcome students visiting them. Teachings and shows are given to kids.  To educate them about the environment , the flora , fauna and wildlife in the park. I find that so amazing. This , again, makes me wish that we have parks like these in our country where my nephews and other children could go to learn about nature.

By the way, are you afraid of snakes? I am! 🙂 But in this park, they tell you to leave them alone. Because you know, this is their home. So we should all respect them. I wish I never get to see snakes though. ha ha

MORE OF THE VISITOR CENTER:

Below is the Library. How awesome right?

There is a Souvenir Store inside. And I had a very nice talk with their Cashier. I just want to thank her for being so nice. Thank you. I hope that she gets to read this blog. 🙂 I should have taken a picture of us together but I forgot. This is where I bought a ref magnet for my mama who collects them. Little River Canyon represents her Alabama magnet. he he

At the back of the Canyon Center, there is a wide porch overlooking the forest. So beautiful and peaceful. And cold. 🙂 Like I said.

Moving on, we drove towards the Little River Falls. The parking space is just near the entrance gate, along Highway 35. There is a short board walk that leads to the falls.

LITTLE RIVER FALLS:

Despite the cold, we walked the trail and listened to the birds. The hubby took some photos here of the birds who are obviously enjoying the park like we did. 🙂

From the water falls, we drove for about 10 minutes inside the park to look for the Mushroom Rock. 

History says that one of the road workers really did his best to prevent this rock being ruined during the road’s construction. I am so glad that he was successful at that! Or we would all have missed this. Right?

In the same area where the Mushroom Rock is located, we saw other huge rocks that I found interesting.

This one looks like the bottom of a giant’s feet. ha ha.. What do you think? 🙂

The park rangers really do their best to take care of the place. But sometimes, there are not so nice people who , instead of taking care of our environment, would choose to vandalize it instead. It’s so sad… 😦

Anyway, it made me smile when I realized that I looked like a dwarf in the picture below. ha ha

To give you some perspective of where it is located at, click the google map to enlarge it.

Little River Canyon is a great place to visit any time of the year.  When Spring comes, different types of flora , including Pitcher Plants abound. During Summer, visitors can swim and play in the water. Walking trails are also available for those who want to hike. Fall / Autumn of course, bring coolness and beautiful colors. And on Winter time, who would not want to see a frozen water falls? As in seriously… I would love to go back here someday during winter time and see that. 🙂

For more details of this National Preserve, please check their website here –

https://www.nps.gov/liri/index.htm

I hope you enjoy  Little River Canyon National Preserve as much as we did.

Thank you for traveling with us through this blog. 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I Heart You…. :)

This heart shaped sandstone can be found in Antelope Canyon, Arizona, USA.

With light passing through its crack, the canyon changed its colors again to a combination of red, orange and gold.

Nature is amazing….

 

Antelope Canyon, AZ

 

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Road Trip 2017 – Antelope Canyon, AZ

Arizona , U.S.A. is famous for its canyons. Grand Canyon National Park gets visited by millions of tourists every year because of its beauty. But do you know what is the most expensive photo today? No, it’s not a picture of the Grand Canyon.

It’s a black and white photo of GC’s sister, the Antelope Canyon, named Phantom by Peter Lik which sold at a whooping $6,500,000.00 . Oh yes, that’s how expensive it is. One can only dream of reaching such level in photography huh?

I am so “mababaw” though. That’s shallow to my english speaking friends who read my blog.

My take on Antelope Canyon got acknowledged by fellow photographers in viewbug.com . I did not win the major prize. I wish! 🙂 But I am so happy with 10 Peer Awards and 10 Photo Trifecta Trophies. Thank you.

https://www.viewbug.com/photo/72419679

If you scroll down on my picture, you will see that I’m telling the truth. ha ha. The awards are all there. 🙂

You see, I did not study Photography formally. So to be noticed by professionals worldwide, it is already an honor to me. I appreciate their generosity. Again, thank you Viewbug community. You make me strive to do better. And thank God for the gift and the chance to travel. 🙂

The hubby and I visited Antelope Canyon last Spring. It was already crowded at that time. I heard that it is worse during summer and fall. So I’m glad that we went there just at the right time.

Why is that important? Well, Antelope Canyon is a lot smaller than the Grand Canyon. And if there’s a thick crowd, it would be very difficult to take pictures. You need to respect the other tourists and make sure you do not disturb them when they are taking photos too. You’re only given a few minutes to enjoy the place because the next batch is about to come in already. One way going in. And one way going out in some parts of it.

I think that’s what I did not like about my experience. I felt like we had to rush because we had to give way to the next scheduled tours. Unlike Grand Canyon, the place is huge so if you want to sit somewhere and enjoy the beauty of nature around you , you can.  Here, there’s no such thing. Oh GCNP is managed and protected by the National Park Service. While Antelope Canyon is managed by the Indian Reservation. Both are tourist traps but I saw how the park rangers work to protect Grand Canyon. With Antelope Canyon, I can only hope that they will take care of the place as much.

So here are some of the photos I took during our trip:

We rode in one of those trucks. The ride to the Canyon is about 10 mins. It was beautiful and not so rough. At the entrance, where we paid , there’s a parking space where you can leave your vehicle. I suggest that you come early because it gets full, fast. Bring water and food because there’s no restaurant there. And no nice bathroom. This is not a National or a State Park, so don’t expect too much. You’re here for an adventure. Period.

This is the entrance to the canyon. It’s like going to a small cave.

The canyon was formed by sandstone erosion, during flash floods. With passing time, the erosion made the corridors deeper and the hard edges smoother. Hence, the “flowing shapes” on the rocks.

It looks orange outside. But wait till you get in. The colors change depending on where the sun ray hit the canyon.

See the shapes?  That’s what flashflood and monsoon rains did to the canyon. I would not want to be there when that happens. But we all can agree how beautiful that looks like. Right?

The rich orange color in this picture makes it look like it is on fire. I was so amazed. And yes, it was difficult to get this picture, considering the crowd. But I’m glad I got some nice ones.

The Canyon Shapes.

The colors.

Here it looks bright yellow.

Here it looks like it is on fire.

Light came in through the cracks.

I think they called this the “Fire Fall”.  It’s like a waterfall of fire.

Art. The tour guide put the branch there to give drama to the picture. I don’t get it. But there it is. 🙂

That’s the sand’s reflection floating on air as it was hit by the sun ray. You have to be there at a certain time of day to get this effect.

And of course, what’s a vacation without souvenir photos? 🙂

Antelope Canyon is located in Page, Arizona. There is no need to book a tour there. You just have to be there early so you can get a schedule.

Thank you everyone for traveling with us. See you again next time. 🙂

 

 

 

 

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US Road Trip 2017 – Page, Arizona

Coming from Zion National Park in Utah, we continued with our road trip to Page , Arizona via Highway 9 and US 89 Route.  This is the portion of US 89 that we have not visited yet. Hence, this trip.

If you want to see how beautiful this route is, please click this link –https://leawalkerblog.com/2014/01/19/roadtrip-us-89-route/ 

Moving on with today’s roadtrip, I will divide this into 2 parts. The Highway 9 side of this trip and that of  US 89 Route.

Highway 9:

I took this picture after we exited the North entrance of Zion National Park. I thought that this was kinda remote already….

So I was so surprised when we saw this subdivision, a  few miles from the park.  It looked like a nice community, in the middle of nowhere. 🙂

I think I get it why people chose to stay here. The view is pretty awesome. Plus it is literally very quiet and peaceful.

Look at the almost deserted road below.  Does it not look beautiful?

And then we reached Mt. Carmel Junction, where US 89 Route starts

The sign below says, we are 17 miles away from Kanab, Utah. That’s the main town in this area.

Lake Powell , our destination on the other hand,  is 88 miles away.

Grand Canyon National Park is 100 miles away. But we won’t be going that way anymore as we were there just a year ago. Check my blog about that trip here.

 https://leawalkerblog.com/my-travels/america/arizona/grand-canyon-national-park-day-1/ 

This just reminded me that I am not done with our 2016  road trip yet.  And I’m about to leave again soon for another  trip. I wish I can write everyday so I can catch up with our previous travels. But it’s just not possible with work and all.

You know, I said this before. And I am going to say this again. If you have a chance, take a trip to US 89 route, starting from Ashfork , Arizona. This is one of America’s prettiest byways. Just book your hotels ahead of time because they can get full easily. Study the google map and make a stop to rest , do the trail and enjoy what nature can offer you.

It amazed me then. It still amazes me now.

Look at the rocks below. Their round flat surface looked like flying saucers, attached to the ground. ha ha

Okay, we just reached Kanab, Utah.  The sign says Left for Page or Lake Powell. And straight for Grand Canyon. We turned left of course. 🙂

Further along, this sign took my interest.  We just found the highest elevation in this area at 5690 feet above sea level.

More of the colorful hills below.

Sorry, our windshield started to get dirty here. Insects start to crash in it.

And beautiful rock formations.

Finally, we have just reached Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. This means that we are already in our destination. But since this is a very huge park, we still have to continue driving a little bit more as most hotels are in Page, Arizona.

To learn more about Glen Canyon , read this link –– 

https://www.nps.gov/glca/learn/upload/GLCA-RABR_OV_SP.pdf

Welcome to Arizona. 🙂

A few more minutes, the sign told us that we have just arrived in Page.  Now we just need to find our hotel and check in. 🙂

The Colorado River in Page, Arizona.

Okay, despite the dirty windshield, the view still looks beautiful. Right?

Check in at the Best Western View of Lake Powell Hotel was fast and easy.  In no time , we were in our room already.  We preferred a King Room but Spring is also a busy time in this area, so that got full early. That’s how we ended up with a 2 queen bed. Which was fine because that meant I have more space to put my crap on. he he…

Did I mention it was a huge room? Okay I think I did.  🙂

Look at the paintings in the wall, those were taken from Antelope Canyon. The main reason why we are in Page. 🙂 Was it National Geographic that paid supposedly $1,000,000.00 dollars for the best picture of such Canyon? Imagine that.

So I just have to go. And see it for myself. Right? Thank God for granting this wish.

For more details of Best Western View of Lake Powell Hotel, please check this link –

https://www.bestwestern.com/en_US/book/hotels-in-page/best-western-view-of-lake-powell-hotel/propertyCode.03125.html

Okay time to leave the room and have an early dinner.  🙂 You know you’re old when you eat around 5pm. And go to sleep at 6pm or so. Seriously. ha ha Well, in our defense we have been traveling the whole day. So there’s that. lol

We found El Tapatio along Lake Powell Blvd. I found that really convenient because it’s very near our hotel. It’s a Mexican restaurant that serves great food. You know, I love the Mexican restaurants in the U.S. They offer you fresh and crunchy Nachos while waiting. It normally comes with chili sauce I think. But that’s not my favorite. So I just order the cheese dip with it.

So here’s the hubby’s order – Burrito and salad with guacamole.

 

And mine?  Oh yeah. I had one platter of chicken and beef steak with grilled shrimps. It came with Mexican rice and beans.

This is how I gained more weight this trip. I’m trying to burn it now by doing zumba. But well, let’s see if I can continue my progress.

I’m going back to the US soon. So hopefully, I will be more disciplined this time.

But seriously?! Who thinks of diet when you’re on vacation with good food everywhere? Who? 🙂

Thank you again everyone for traveling with us. See you in the next entry of this blog. 🙂

Bye for now!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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US Road Trip 2017 – Zion National Park, Utah

Sometime in April this year , I wrote the first installment of our Las Vegas trip.  If you want to read that, you may click this link – https://leawalkerblog.com/2017/04/11/us-roadtrip-2017-celine-dion-and-caesars-palace/

This continuation happened on the third day when we left Caesars Palace and headed towards Utah, U.S.A.  Our main destination – Zion National Park. 

From Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, travel time is just a mere 3 hour drive via Interstate-15. It passes through the State of Arizona for an hour or so, before the Utah signage can be seen.

The photos below are from the Arizona side of this trip.

And then Utah’s Welcome sign that says – Life Elevated. 🙂

From I-15, we followed Highway 9 to Springdale , Utah. This is the base for those visiting Zion National Park.

Beautiful scenery upon entering Springdale. Named by Forbes Traveler as one of America’s prettiest towns in 2008, this small but elegant location has Zion’s red mountains as its backdrop. Imagine, waking up each morning to that view…

Before proceeding to the park, we stopped at the Visitor Center to get more details and maps.

This vehicle was parked behind the Visitor Center. No, we did not rent this. ha ha… But it would have been cool right? 🙂

We left our vehicle at the parking space of the Visitor Center. Then took the free shuttle bus to the park.

We had to fall in line before entering because the park was full that day. Upon  showing our “America the Beautiful Annual Pass” , we went in without paying anymore.

We walked towards the waiting area and fell in line for about an hour. Oh yes, it was that crowded during spring. So make sure that you plan ahead. If you are following some trails, book your hotels ahead of time. But if you are just passing through , that should not be a problem then.

Finally, it was our time to board the tour bus.

From Wikipedia: 

Zion National Park is located in the Southwestern United States, near Springdale, Utah. A prominent feature of the 229-square-mile (590 km2) park is Zion Canyon, which is 15 miles (24 km) long and up to half a mile (800 m) deep, cut through the reddish and tan-colored Navajo Sandstone by the North Fork of the Virgin River. The lowest elevation is 3,666 ft (1,117 m) at Coalpits Wash and the highest elevation is 8,726 ft (2,660 m) at Horse Ranch Mountain. Located at the junction of the Colorado PlateauGreat Basin, and Mojave Desert regions, the park’s unique geography and variety of life zones allow for unusual plant and animal diversity. Numerous plant species as well as 289 species of birds, 75 mammals (including 19 species of bat), and 32 reptiles inhabit the park’s four life zones: desertriparianwoodland, and coniferous forest. Zion National Park includes mountainscanyonsbuttesmesasmonolithsriversslot canyons, and natural arches.

Zion Monoliths and the Virgin River below.

Even the buses looked tiny ….

Zion Lodge, located inside the park , was full as well. So I repeat, if you prefer to stay near the trails, make sure that you have prior bookings to ensure that you have a place to stay in while on holiday here.

After the tour bus, we got our vehicle from the visitor center and proceeded with our road trip to Page , Arizona.

We went back to the park . And followed the park road going to US Highway 89.

The following photos below were taken on board our car. Beautiful right?

We crossed a mountain tunnel here.

On top of the mountain here. The moon looks small. 🙂

Found some mountain goats on top. These goats prefer living in a high elevation, near the water.

Two more a few meters away from the creek. 🙂

Look at the hills. Pretty colors and formations. 🙂

On top of Zion Mountain, this tree looked taller than the moon. How awesome! 🙂

Faint sillouhette of the moon, on the background. 

Now at the North Entrance of the park. This is our exit as we continue with our road trip to Page , Arizona.

Have you ever heard of the world famous horseshoe bend and antelope canyon? If so, then come back sometime and look at them through my eyes. Amazing is an understatement.

Thank you again for traveling with us. See you in the next installment of this blog.

 

 

 

 

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Road Trip 2017 – Yosemite National Park Day 3

It was still dark when I woke up that day. So I just answered emails while waiting for the sun to come out. Early bird catches the worm , they say. In my case, the earlier I can finish my work, the faster I can prepare for our 3rd day in YNP.  Yes, I work even when I am on vacation. That’s the beauty of technology these days. I can work anywhere as long as there’s internet. 🙂 In fairness, the wifi worked pretty well at the lodge despite the fact that we were surrounded with mountains.

We left for the park after breakfast. The short drive was certainly refreshing. I loved its winding roads , verdant valleys, waterfalls rushing brought about by spring… The whole experience was as amazing as it can get.

Since we arrived early, there was no crowd yet. In fact, the place looked deserted. We parked near the El Capitan overlook.  From this area, “The Captain” loomed above us.  I stood in awe. The silence and the beauty of the place gave me goosebumps. I am grateful to God for the chance to commune with nature. And for showing me his beautiful creation.

El Capitan and Upper Yosemite Falls , from a distance.

It was cold. And yet we didn’t seem to mind it. The hubby and I loved every bit of it.

As I turned around, I saw the Bridal Veil Falls behind us.

Instead of walking towards it, we decided to visit it before going back to the hotel later.

Our next stop, the Sentinel Bridge and Cook’s Meadow.

This is a short but gorgeous trail. Look at the pictures and tell me otherwise.

With El Capitan behind me. Cook’s Meadow, the Merced River and Yosemite Waterfalls infront of me. How awesome is that? 🙂

I looked like a dwarf here. But who cares. ha ha

After the Sentinel area, we drove towards Tunnel View.  But then we saw something really interesting..

People were climbing El Capitan. They looked so small compared to this 2,308 meter monolith rock!

Look how tall El Capitan is, behind me. You can’t even see the climbers without a long lens camera.

Behind me on the picture below is the Cathedral Rock. It can be found right across El Capitan. The meadow here is perfect for picnicking. 🙂

Moving on, we saw this beautiful pond. So we stopped again for some photo ops. I guess it goes without saying that you should travel with someone who loves you. Because if he/she doesn’t, this wouldn’t be as fun. ha ha… Imagine the patience of my husband. Thank God!

So thankful to him for this memory. 🙂

And thanks to the kind people who took this picture of us. 🙂

Further ahead, we saw Fern Springs.  This spring travels mostly under the Valley Rim. The Indians who lived here in the past called this spring, the Source of Life.

From Fern Spring, we started our ascent towards Tunnel View.

I do not like high mountain roads but this one wasn’t scary. It didn’t freak me out like Going to the Sun Road of Glacier National Park in Montana. I will always congratulate myself for having gone through that road. Sounds crazy right? But when you have a fear of height, you will understand. 🙂

Okay, so back to the present.

This panoramic vista is found at The Tunnel View.

It is called as such because this is the view that you will find after crossing this tunnel…

Look!

Ahh… of course, here we are again. 🙂

The hubby took this picture of the road going down.  Yes, we were that high.

From Tunnel View, we went back down and proceeded to Bridal Veil Falls Trail.

This is also a short trail. But you need to be careful since it’s wet. Water drippings from the hikers and the mist coming from the falls are enough to get you soaked.

This beautiful river is just beside the trail going up to the falls.

Like I said, the mist will get you soaked.  Look at the dots on the camera lens.

Reminder: Please do not climb on the rocks. It is very slippery. 

 

By the time we were ready to leave, the parking spaces were already full. The park was full packed!

Near this parking space, I ran toward the bridge and took a picture of Half Dome and the Merced River.

If you go back to my Day 2 entry of YNP, you will see  Half Dome better near the Mirror Lake.

 

On our way out of the park, we stopped several times  to enjoy the view.

I loved the combination of the mountains , (I think it’s El Capitan and the 3 brothers with Ribbon Falls) , and the Merced River.

The Bridal Veil Falls view across the Merced River.

This one shows how dangerous nature can be as well. The sign below showed how deep the river was on January 2, 1997.  Scary huh?!

I stopped counting the parks waterfalls. It seemed like wherever you look, they are there. If you ask me, I think there are at least 100 waterfalls in Yosemite National Park. Some are smaller but some are as big as this one.

Going back to the lodge. Isn’t that beautiful?

Finally, we have arrived.

Our home for another night. It looks beautiful whichever angle you look at it. 🙂

It has been a busy day at the park. We got tired but we had fun. 🙂 I hope that you did, as well. If you have plans of traveling to California, make Yosemite National Park , a part of your itinerary.  I am sure you will be as amazed as I am when you see it.

For more information about Yosemite, please check their official website. https://www.nps.gov/yose/index.htm

Once again, thank you for traveling with us!

 

 

 

Lea C. Walker

http://www.davaoproperties.com

 

 

 

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