Greetings from Yosemite National Park

In 1976, my wife & I, took a month long cross country camping adventure for our 1st wedding anniversary. We drove from Miami, FL to San Francisco, CA in our 1969 Karman Ghia-VW. Stopping to visit or camping in 14 Nat'l Parks or Nat'l Monuments including Hot Springs, AR, Aztec Ruins, NM, Mesa Verde, CO, Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon, Cedar Breaks, UT, Yosemite, CA. On our way back Grand Canyon, Wupatki, Sunset Crater, Petrified Forrest, AZ and Carlsbad Caverns, NM. We still remember the beautiful scenery and adventures of our trip, (our slide projector helps). We made it thru that experience and 38 yrs. of marriage. We both just retired, I think it’s time for another long adventure, maybe a van this time.

Bobbie & Ed

Yosemite National Park

With its sculpted granite rock formations, towering ancient sequoia trees and spectacular waterfalls, it's no wonder Yosemite is one of the most celebrated national parks in the world.

State(s): California

Established: 1890

National parks represent the best of America. Why do you care about protecting and preserving them? Tell us why parks matter to you!

{{ active ? "Cancel" : "Begin"}}

Success! Thanks for sharing your story with us.

You’ll be notified by email when your story is approved and added to the collection on the My Park Story homepage.

In the meantime, you can share your own story page with your family and friends — and help us spread the word about these priceless memories and priceless places!

Here’s your unique story page link:

{{ storyUrl }}

* indicates Required fields

Click to choose a file to upload

Submitting your story means that you agree to our Terms of Service

More Stories

  • Greetings from Yosemite National Park

    Every year either in May or November we have been going to Yosemite. When I was much younger I camped with my family and watched the fire fall. As I grew older I backpacked above Tuolumne Meadows with my girlfriend. After I met my husband, we went every year and…

  • Greetings from Yosemite National Park

    For my family, parks are not for people; they are home to animals and diverse plant life and humans are merely visitors who must take care to tread lightly and leave the park we’re visiting at least as tidy and clean as we found it.

  • Greetings from Yosemite National Park

    This is the view east from the tunnel. I went with my sister and it was absolutely stunning to see El Capitan and Half Dome from this angle and in this light.


Preserve Our Parks

Make a tax-deductible gift today to provide a brighter future for our national parks and the millions of Americans who enjoy them.

Donate Now