Day eight

Rocky Mountains National Park

The day stared with a nice bruch near a lake, we had lunch from our cooler (sandwiches) and a great view to boot!

View of a lake View of farmland

The road leading into the Rocky Mountains had a waterfall where we stopped for some photos.

Waterfall near Yosemite National Park Rocks near Yosemite National Park
Waterfall near Yosemite National Park

Rocky Mountains National Park

This part of the route is the same as last year. My travel buddy this time hadn't seen any of the parks yet (well he hadn't been to the USA yet, so he hadn't seen anything).

While the must-do parks were mostly the same, this trip did "split off" from the beaten path and we did some other things as well.

I didn't really mind visiting the parks again and since I was the "tour leader" it's nice to have a few spots where you already know how to get there and how long things take.

Denver Rocky Mountains Nat. Park Las Vegas
Yosemite National Park Yosemite National Park

Time for some lunch at a bar/diner. A BLT with french fries.

Inside of a bar
Shot on an old phone, hence the lack of quality.
Yosemite National Park

The views were just as amazing as last year.

Yosemite National Park

This was also the last day we did not venture from the viewpoints.

Yosemite National Park

On the other side of the mountains we followed this stream to our next destination

Railroad tracks near a river Rocky mountains
Hilly road Stream going through the countryside
Desert view