St. Patrick's Day

You know how much we love holidays around here.  Wanted to just share a few photos of our holiday cheer.  
Decorations are quite slim for St. Patty's Day but have to have just a little something each holiday.  
My favorite decoration is my little leprechaun.....

Yosemite National Park

This weekend was like a "Staycation."  Emily and I did things that were right in our own backyard.  It's so nice to explore what the Central Valley has to offer (and quite cheap too).
You already know we did the Blossom Trail on Saturday, but Sunday daddy joined us on our adventures and we drove up to Yosemite.  You would never know it was March!  Yosemite should be covered in snow but it was so pleasant and gorgeous.  We could still see waterfalls but they are pretty small as you might guess.  Mostly we went for the ride but we also walked to the Yosemite Falls which is a really easy and quick walk (since I'm not supposed to do any physical activity).  Then Emily and daddy just goofed around in the fields and rivers.  On our way home we had a late lunch on the Patio of Jackalope's Bar and Grill at Tenaya Lodge.  Tenaya Lodge is one of my FAVORITE places on earth so we had to stop!  We had a really delicious lunch and enjoyed the warm weather.  Then we headed home.

What a fantastic weekend enjoying the outdoors and local activities.

Blossom Trail

This morning my mom, Emily, and I drove part of the Blossom Trail and made a few stops along the way.  I've lived her my whole life and never have done this.  We were at the very tail end of the blossoms but the drive was pretty anyways.  Next year I think we will try to go earlier.  

Our first stop was Simonian Farms which sells raisins, wine, fudge, goodies, etc.  Then we drove the trail and stopped at a few orchards to take some photos.  Our last stop was at Schoolhouse Restaurant which used to be a school many decades ago.  It was the coolest place and GREAT food!  I can't wait to go back.  It's totally worth the drive.