It was raining the morning we awoke near the coast and redwoods. We scrambled to get in the car. We and everything in the tent were dry but the tent was packed wet. Then we drove through the mountains for three hours to Redding. Or was it four. It was long and enlongated by lots of construction. Gas at Redding and a drive into Yosemite which is a slow windy process. The campsite was awesome and we managed to get the tent up and dry enough for the next sleeping phase.
Morning was awesome as the sun rays came through tall trees. The tent was dry and breakfast was oatmeal. Since the campsite was near the entrance the morning drive gave us the full traditional vistas. As we rounded one corner the view of El Capitan and Half Dome burst in front of us. Awesome. We stopped and camera started clicking. After several minutes of jumping from rock to rock, Dominic said, "Oh, wow, look at that!" I guess we weren't aware that he was not in the present. The same happening at the face of El Capitan as we oohed and aahed at the waterfall.
More later; we hitting the road.