Day 3 of our Journey to Yosemite
Day 3 started with a walk across to the south side of the valley to see the Yosemite Chapel. The Chapel dates back to the early days when the village was in this area. It is a nice quaint place but somehow one has to wonder why build a chapel inside what is already a chapel (Yosemite valley) anyway? From here we wandered back across to the north side to shop at the village. Bought a few things. Finally, we ended up in the meadow in front of El Capitan waiting for our friends Jeff and Annette. When they made it up here, we enjoyed a bottle of Claiborne & Churchill Gewurztraminer, nuts, olives, jerky and cheese over some great conversation and atmosphere. I mean, how do you beat sitting with good friends in Yosemite valley? Once we ran out of wine, it was time to go back to the lodge to dress for dinner. We had reservations for the Ahwahnee dinning room at 6:30. I mentioned to the staff that our friends had never been here so they kindly sat us in the alcove. This is a special place up front near the floor to ceiling windows. A very special area to eat for special friends. Our servers, Marty and Rose, made the evening that much more special with their friendly and entertaining attention. They play off each other very well. Jeff and I enjoyed the braised meat entre while Mary and Annette split the Filet Mignon. Jeff and I both brought delicious wines from Claiborne & Churchill and Tablas Creek. The evening finished with a recommended Boysenberry pie and a cheese plate. This was a special evening to share with great friends in a special place. Pricey? You bet ya…..worth it?….definately. On to day 4………………..