Every summer my family spends some time camping in Yosemite. It's a tradition that started about 6 or 7 years ago and this year was my 4th or 5th time going. It's quite a drive from Southern California, but SO worth it!
I spent 3 days up at Housekeeping Camp and shared a tent with my mom, my sister Savannah and three of her friends. Yep, there were two adults and four ten year olds...a detail my mom conveniently forgot to leave out of the conversation before I left. :) It worked out fine though, they were all very well behaved and didn't get into too much trouble.
I spent my time there going for runs, reading and relaxing. I love to just sit down and listen to the sound of the wind in the trees. I didn't see any bears this year but we did hear a wolf howling not too far from camp one night! Half Dome wasn't on my agenda this year since we weren't there with any family friends. Normally we have a group make the trek but I don't think it would have been wise to attempt it on my own. Instead I visited Vernal Falls and Mirror Lake. Pictures can be viewed here.