Half Dome Under Fiery Skies
January 1st, 2016 Yosemite California Half Dome Under Fiery Skies. This trip to Yosemite was unlike any other for us. This was our first trip taking all 3 boys to the snow and our first trip without a car that had 4 wheel drive. After a three hour trip, two children barfing from carsickness, and an hour an a half to put the chains on the truck we finally made our way into Yosemite. The amount of people at the park was like no other we've never seen that many people there in all the years that we've been going to Yosemite. After making our way to the snow the littlest one (who's 2-1/2) slipped and took a dive into the snow forever hating it. The two oldest took their first attempt at snow angles but the snow was so hard that it just looked like lunatics trying to bathe in the snow. After an hour of snow play the kids and I decided we'd leave the picture taking up to dad and while we sat in the heated truck dad trucked his way through this snowy field to get this amazing shot of Half Dome. When we saw that dad was headed back to the truck we cranked up the heater and had a nice warm truck ready for him to thaw out in. After hours in the park we headed home, due to the amount of crashes it took us hours to get home the snow was just way too complicated for some people to navigate. I do have to say though there were several times (with chains) that we lost control of our vehicle, wide eyed Kyle and I both held on knowing that it could end badly! Thankfully Kyle's great at driving and was able to get us home safely, truck unscathed and all of us safe.