I love traveling to our National parks. There is something about them that instantly relaxes me. Just driving up to the gate fills me with excitement with the anticipation of what I'm going to see, especially if I haven't been there before. This was my first visit to Yosemite and despite the crowds, it is truly a sight to see. As with every park, there are places you can find to get lost or stay with people if you want to drive around the valley.
Since Max isn't allowed on the trails, I had to stay near the road and even doing so brought me to some amazing views. One of the best investments I've made was purchasing a National Park Pass. For $80, you can travel to all parks for a year without paying admission. If you plan to visit several, it's well worth the price.
I plan to visit as many National Parks as possible this time around and I look forward to seeing many I haven't explored before. This is the perfect time of year to dust off your tent and equipment, get in the car and take a road trip to see the most beautiful acres of property in this country.