Yosemite National Park - July 2015

...full of God’s thoughts, a place of peace and safety amid the most exalted grandeur and eager enthusiastic action, a new song, a place of beginnings abounding in first lessons on life, mountain-building, eternal, invincible, unbreakable order; with sermons in stones, storms, trees, flowers, and animals brimful of humanity.
— J o h n M u i r

When we thought through all the different places we could roadtrip to, Yosemite was always at the top of our list. We had seen pictures and had our own expectations, but nothing could prepare us for the magnitude of the reality of every aspect of Yosemite. John Muir's quote above gives a better explanation of the impact Yosemite can have on a person.