we haven't had a proper vacation in well over a year (2 wknd trips to ocean haven notwithstanding). Further, we haven't been to yosemite in about 5 yrs (when we celebrated our 2nd anniversary w/ dinner at the awahnee and a hike to cloud's rest, where the above pic of half-dome is shot from). so, we're heading out tomorrow on a journey w/ several legs. ashland, bay area, yosemite, bay area, arcata. still debating on whether or not to bring max's ashes w/ us. we're leaning towards yes.