Vacation Memories

July 1 already.

The heart of summer for most. The heat is in full swing here in Texas, reminding us just how important it is to drink plenty of water and stay out of the sun as much as possible.

Both my daughter and son play tennis and their lessons are smack dab in the middle of the day from 3:00 – 4:00. I was close to a heat stroke the other day just sitting in the shade watching them. OMYGOSH! The heat is brutal. How do they do it?

When I was a kid, we stayed outside and played all summer long, drank water from the garden house, and whined when it was time to go inside to take a bath and get ready for bed. I don’t live too far from where I grew up. There is no way it was as hot back then.  Seriously. I just can’t believe I’ve become such a lightweight. LOL

And August is right around the corner. Sure makes me want to take another vacation to California. Our trip to Yosemite National Park was so much fun and one of the best parts was getting to leave the heat behind. If only for a little while.  🙂

Perfect weather the entire time.

Here are a few of my favorite pictures from our trip.


Whitewater Rafting down the American River

Whitewater Rafting down the American River


The Grizzly Giant Over 1800 years old!

The Grizzly Giant
Over 1800 years old!


Amazing Views!

Amazing Views!

We left with so many wonderful memories.

So much to see, so little time. If you ever get the chance, I highly recommend taking this amazing trip. I’d be willing to bet you’ll come away with a new outlook on life. I know I sure did. Unlike the Grizzly Giant, we are only here for a flicker of time. What we choose to do with that time should not be taken for granted, but savored and cherished with every ounce of our being.

This was just what I needed to wash away the stress of life’s busy schedule and get me back on track. 🙂