The weather here is amazing. Still warm and dry for November. It’s really not good for our water situation, but great for humans to get out and see the spectacular autumn colors.
We kept hearing about the beautiful colors in Yosemite and then an article ran in the local paper about Mariposa Grove being closed to automobiles after this season. It was definitely time for a trip to Yosemite.
The Mariposa Grove of big trees is on the south end of the park so it’s only 90 minutes from our house. We were on the trail by 9:45, hiked for a couple of hours, and then enjoyed our picnic lunch behind the gift shop which is closed for the season and will be removed from the area before next season.
On our way home we stopped at a new candy store in Oakhurst. It’s a new building and new name for Oakhurst, but the same candy company from Three Rivers where we have gone for 40 years. The candy is made in Three Rivers at their store using old family recipes from Germany. Although a nice shop, the Oakhurst location doesn’t hold a candle to the Three Rivers store. But the candy is just as good.