Monday, February 22, 2010

So, as most of you know I LOVED Yosemite when I went last year and have been dying to go back. Without question, it was better than any vacation I've been on with the kids. However, staying over an hour away was not fun and I decided that next time I go, I'm staying in the park. Here's the problem - I don't love to camp and appreciate a bed and electricity. You know, the little comforts that make life livable!

So, I did some research and there are a number of options inside the park. The Housekeeping camp is what I think to be the best option. They are 3 sided (concrete walls) little cabin-type things, with a covered porch and canvas wall for the fourth wall. They sleep up to 6 people, have the beds (you bring linens), table, chairs, and things like that. Yes, they are common bathrooms, but it's about $80/night and in the park and not a tent. I called Lisa and she said she was in for June 2011, and so I invited everyone, and everyone seems to be good with it. I haven't talked to Renee about it yet - doing that today. So, I think that it would make a good family reunion. Yes, it would be a little more expensive than some of you are comfortable with, but if you think of it like me, as your family vacation for the year (some of us only take one), then it's not too bad really. Emily is in charge of the reunion and thinks that the reunion part should just be 3 or 4 nights. I however, am going to stay from Monday to Friday cause I Love it. Here is a link to read about the lodging http://www.yosemitepark.com/Accommodations_HousekeepingCamp_LodgingDetails.aspx

Check it out and tell me what you think. I'm not going to force anyone to enjoy the most beautiful park in the world, but I do think you would have fun! I need a final count because I can book them for next June on June 1st of this year and they fill up very fast!

-Michelle

6 comments:

emily, etc, etc said...

I think it would be fun. I am hoping everyone does leave some feedback for me, as I should probably plan something for the reunion....

Jenkins family said...

Em - all you need to know is that Michelle is right - it is the MOST beautiful park in the world. And June is perfect...flowing waterfalls, smaller crowds (than July/August), nice weather. It will be great!

Ryan and Renee said...

I think it sounds fun. My kids will be at good ages and able to sleep in those 1/2 tent things. I looked at the pictures and it looks good. We are in for June 2011.

Michelle - aka: soap star said...

I'm so glad that you are all in! I think that it will be fun and it really is so beautiful. I will call the reservation place to get the low down and the reservations and EXACTLY when I can make them!

DeLong Family Members: said...

Dad and I are in. I need to talk to him about it, but I am sure he would love it. He wants to do half dome with Lisa and anyone else (not me!). I am wondering about Dad and I taking the trailer--what do you think? We'll be in touch. MOM

Michelle - aka: soap star said...

I think it's not a great idea to be honest with you because we won't be staying by eachother and that's most of the fun. Not only that, you will have to haul it out there and back - not that Dad would care since the gas is free :)

I would selfishly like to have us all be in the same location - it's so much more fun that way, even if it just a tad bit more money. Hey, if I can justify spending the money then I don't want to hear anyone complaining :)

-Michelle