We woke up this morning with one thing on our mind. I'll let you guess. Ready? Tartine! We walked to (I wish this was my life) Tartine and got some baked goods before Taylor arrived to pick us up. We enjoyed our food with Jacob and said our good byes. There have been a lot of these on the trip, but a lot of hellos too! Jacob was a great host and I hope to visit again. Taylor showed up and we packed everything into the van in a hurry. There was a lot of traffic so we were a little (2 hours) late! Taylor works in Yosemite Valley and had to be there by 2 pm! Though we were late, friends are more important than work. We stopped on our way out of SF in Berkeley, where Taylor's good friend Faryn works. We surprised her at work and she was very excited. After a quick chat, we were on our way to Yosemite! From the city to the coast to the city to the mountains! What an adventure this has been. It was a long, winding drive to Yosemite. I fell asleep in the car and awoke just as we were entering the valley. What a view! I have been to Yosemite once, when I drove out with Taylor, but it is a spectacular, breath taking view every time. Being from Florida, it all seems surreal. There is nothing this big in Florida. Not even close. Seeing Half Dome and El Capitan is out of this world. Huge granite rocks with flat walls, perfect for rock climbing. Though I prefer to stay on the ground on two wheels, my brother is a huge rock climber and has scaled Half Dome several times. I can't imagine. Taylor showed us his cabin and was off to work. Derek and I ventured over to the Ahwhanee Hotel to meet up with Team Roxanne. This is a historic hotel from the 20s that is over the top fancy inside. The fireplace is large enough for several people to stand in! Roxanne and Derek and I took s short hike to see Yosemite Falls, the tallest waterfall in North America. We climbed over the rocks to get to the base and boy was it pretty. We met up with Roxanne's parents for dinner and Taylor came in on his break. It was a great introduction to Yosemite again.