It seems many cargo trains passed by last night; but I didn’t wake up till my alarm went off.
I woke up feeling fresh this morning.
Yosemite is Native Americans (Indians) language meaning Brown Bear.
Many speculators rushed to California to look for Gold especially in 1849; therefore, they are called 49ers which now named for American football team, San Francisco 49ers.
Players are definitely “49ers” because they also rush for an opportunity (ball) to make them famous and wealthy.
This town didn’t die after the California Gold Rush era died because the town became a resting area before reaching Yosemite.
The town preserves cowboy town look.
However, last year it rained well so I could enjoy powerful waterfalls and rivers today!
At the Tunnel View point, I overlooked the Bridalveil Falls (on the right), Half Dome (a peak in the center) and El Capitan (solid granite mountain which is popular for rock climbing on the left).
This fall named Bridalveil because at the bottom of the fall, the mist looks like as if bride’s veil is flipping by wind.
From the different point, I enjoyed peaceful looking Half Dome.
After viewing iconic points from different places, I became hungry.
I had a turkey burger (not a sandwich) and salad with ranch dressing at Yosemite Valley Lodge.
It’s so dynamic and powerful so I got wet at the bottom of Yosemite Fall.
Agriculture is one of major industries of California.
California is famous for production of almonds, pistachios and olive oil.
This is an almond tree.
Salad, corn bread, ice cream and coffee are also nice.
Restaurant is so cute, fully decorated with black bears!
Black bears are everywhere!
After a nice dinner, passed by Rakuten (Japanese leading e-commerce platform with 30% market share follow by Amazon (15%) and Yahoo Japan (3.2%)) and reached tonight’s hotel: the Best Western Plus Grosvenor Hotel.
Okay, my bath is ready.