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[Head banger] Thursday, April 21, 2016 7:41:55 AM 
Yep, thats more than a yurt. no idea what to call it. interesting.
[Vaillant 3.0] Thursday, April 21, 2016 12:00:02 AM 
Hope you get to go, HB. It's a great place for hiking and swimming.

As for the units? I have no idea what they're called. I did look up images of yurts and it's nothing like where we slept Saturday night. Each "unit" consists of three walls made of concrete and the roof and front are made of a canvas-like material (it does get cold at night, so I'd recommend bringing a heater...and an extension cord or two). There's sparse furniture, mainly the beds (one regular and a bunk bed, hidden from view) and a storage rack for possessions. Electricity is available, and there's a lighting fixture inside the unit and in the "patio" area. Also a small firepit a little further out (not pictured). Kinda like a home away from home for city-slickers.

Here's the website for more info: www.travelyosemite.com/lodging/housekeeping-camp/





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[Head banger] Wednesday, April 20, 2016 9:59:05 PM 
 Bare camping when around Bears is important.  keep safe.  were those structures called Yurts?

nice hybrid for everyone.  

I really want to head that way one day


 

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[Vaillant 3.0] Wednesday, April 20, 2016 9:20:52 PM 
Yup, thankfully I left that park with limbs (and life) intact. This is proves. HA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Speaking of bears, though, check it out -  bear-proof trash bins! Not pictured? Bear-proof food storage bins right outside every unit on the campsite. Big metal boxes where you MUST store your food plus anything that has a scent on it (scented hand sanitizers, for example). Not doing so will get you fined and/or evicted from your unit.



  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by guidogodoy from Wednesday, April 20, 2016 7:55:17 PM)
[guidogodoy] Wednesday, April 20, 2016 7:55:17 PM 
WAY kewl. Thanks for sharing such lovely pix!! Glad you weren't eaten by a bear as well.

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[Vaillant 3.0] Wednesday, April 20, 2016 6:10:32 PM 
We stayed overnight at this one camp that had a pretty interesting setup. The lodgings aren't necessarily cabins nor tents. Seems like a hybrid version just for city folks like myself and my family. Not the full camping experience, but it was pretty cool, especially since we got to wake up to a view like this.





And if you walk further down the camp and cross this one bridge, you get this view. Not too shabby!


[Vaillant 3.0] Wednesday, April 20, 2016 6:02:54 PM 
Yosemite Falls (upper and lower). Never thought that the base of a waterfall could be so windy!



[Vaillant 3.0] Wednesday, April 20, 2016 5:49:53 PM 
Plenty where that came from, Guids. Seriously, I think I took pics every two feet. Beautiful valley!!! Only wish that I could explore it a bit more. Never enough time during the weekend (especially when admission is free during that particular weekend.......so many peoplel!!!).







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[666ozzypriest666] Wednesday, April 20, 2016 8:57:36 AM 
In Austria looks everywhere like this - HAAAAAAAA!! :-D
[Head banger] Wednesday, April 20, 2016 7:59:20 AM 
 Thats the next place in the states I want to hit up.  one day!  till then, lots of similar scenery within 2 hours of me.


 

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[spapad] Wednesday, April 20, 2016 5:04:14 AM 
 Wow! Just beautiful!
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[guidogodoy] Tuesday, April 19, 2016 11:24:34 PM 
Heck, that looks like the background to my computer! LOL!!!! VERY nice!

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[Vaillant 3.0] Monday, April 18, 2016 9:10:26 PM 
Had a lovely time in Yosemite this weekend.


[spapad] Friday, January 01, 2016 11:40:37 AM 
Yes, we did have a lovely time in Detroit. Shame I couldn't have stayed longer.

HB, I think you'd like the place. Sure there are some places where everything has gone derelict but that just means all that land is open for the new Renaissance to come. 

Richmond, VA had whole neighborhoods of falling down old beutiful buildings left to rot way too many years. They are now being reborn and the downtown area is looking like I remember it as a small child, no, actually better than I remember it. From Murder capitol, when I was at college there, to gentrified in 27 years. Not a bad record.


  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by guidogodoy from Friday, January 01, 2016 12:14:33 AM)
[Head banger] Friday, January 01, 2016 9:01:10 AM 

 Yeah, no I havent been there.  I would go to see Priest, if I could swing it.....
 

Although, those nice folks did put on fireworks for my moms birthday when she lived in the canadian city just south of there.

Just havign some fun with yah.  happy new year

 


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[guidogodoy] Friday, January 01, 2016 12:14:33 AM 
We had a lovely time too, eh, Spa?

Freakin' BEAUTIFUL city! You've obviously never been, HB, so I'll let it slide. Try looking up the new Red Wings monolithic project now underway. I am always amazed at how this city continues to improve at each visit. Plus, I could watch the EASTERN Happy New Year's celebration! LOL!!!

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[spapad] Thursday, December 31, 2015 4:46:28 PM 
Apparently, Guido, since he's from there and all. I went to Detroit voluntarily to see Judas Priest!

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[Head banger] Thursday, December 31, 2015 7:55:49 AM 
Who goes to Detroit voluntarily?
[spapad] Thursday, December 31, 2015 7:28:04 AM 
Hello! Detroit Bitch! I can't spell beaaaches so must go with traditional spelling.

Don't delete July returned PM. It's actually very recent, the Stupid F#!*!*#$! Message Box keeps flipping me the dreaded Error 500 for any new PMs I try to write.


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[Vaillant 3.0] Thursday, December 31, 2015 1:10:17 AM 
Awwwww, sheeeeeit!

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