My cousin had a 3 day visit this past weekend. We hadn’t seen each other in 20 years, so it was great to see each other and get to know each other better. Friday we spent a long day exploring LA, Hollywood, Santa Monica, and Venice, including the Walk of Fame and La Brea Tar Pits, the Boardwalk, and more.

Saturday, we got up at 3:30 am, and by 9 am, we were pulling into Yosemite. Visited the giant Redwoods, then went to Glacier Point for the views. Stuart and I hiked 4.6 miles into the valley, while kim drove the ca

Kim and my Cousin Stuart at the Santa Monica Pier

Kim and my Cousin Stuart at the Santa Monica Pier

Me and Stuart at the Pier

Me and Stuart at the Pier

Pier at night

Pier at night

Mariposa Grove of Redwoods, Yosemite N.P.

Mariposa Grove of Redwoods, Yosemite N.P.

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Half Dome

Half Dome

Vernal and Federal Falls

Vernal and Federal Falls

Myself, Kim and Stuart

Myself, Kim and Stuart

Lunch!

Lunch!

Yosemite falls

Yosemite falls

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The Valley

The Valley

Stuart, celebrating America with a big tub of Red, White and Blue ice cream!

Stuart, celebrating America with a big tub of Red, White and Blue ice cream!

El Capitan

El Capitan

Yosemite

Yosemite

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Monterey

Monterey

Anenome

Anenome

Harbor Seal

Harbor Seal

I've got Crabs!

I’ve got Crabs!

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Seal

Seal

Kim

Kim

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Elephant Seals

Elephant Seals

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r around. Stu did a bit of shopping, then we devoured a tub of ice cream. Went to El Capitan, then Bridaveil falls, then drove to Merced. Got to the hotel around 11. I was beat!

Sunday – Woke at 5:30, drove to Monterey Bay, walked around there, then drove down the coast, through the famous Big Sur region, it was foggy, but still gorgeous. Saw Elephant seals and a gorgeous waterfall. Good times! Hit some traffic, but made it to the LA airport almost exactly 2 hours before his flight. Lots of driving, lots of fun, lots of sights, packed into a short weekend!