It was a lovely road. It follows the Merced River. There are cliffs and wildflowers all around. When we got close to Yosemite, we saw a big storm coming toward us and decided to drive back down to town. We will head back up in the morning.
We had dinner at a place across the street from where we are staying--The Charles Street Dinner House. We ate there the last time we were here, 7 years ago. It is family owned. When we ate there last, we mentioned we had just gotten married. At the end of the meal, the owner came out to congratulate us, and said the meal (including champagne) was on the house. We always said we would go back and eat there again someday, and that day was today. The food and service were both excellent. We left a big tip.
The "high speed" internet connection is so slow it makes me long for the days of dial up. I could only upload a single low-res picture. These days there is just no excuse for crappy internet. Seriously. Sending it via Pony Express would be faster.
A kayaker on the Merced River.