|Giant Sequoia in the Mariposa Grove|
|Our touring tram|
After visiting the Grove, we traveled to the Wawona Hotel. It's an old style hotel, Victorian in appearance. It was built to service the travelers coming to visit the sequoias. Teddy Roosevelt paid a visit to the hotel when he was president. There are rooms with baths and some without – you have to walk down the hall to use a community bathroom. At the Visitor's Center, the boys turned in their Junior Ranger books and raised their hands promising to do their best as Yosemite Jr. Rangers. We also toured the Thomas Hill studios. Hill was a famous painter who did "The Last Spike," showing the last spike of the transcontinental railroad being driven in.
|Being Yosemite Jr. Rangers|
|At the Pioneer Village|
|In the Merced|