We started out our visit with Zach & Ethan  with a stop at Yosemite National Park.
Moon over Bridelvail Falls.
Close-up of Bridelvail.  There is a rainbow in the lower left.  It was VERY wet here!
Our room was on the Merced River, and it is really loud if the door is open (play video).
"The boys" in the motel pool.
Mimi & GP attended Palm Sunday services at this chapel in the park.  This was a highlight of the entire trip!
Sunday afternoon hike to Mirror Lake.  Zach & Ethan had to get closer to the water!
Lost ???
A pond before we got to mirror lake.
Note: - no shoes.
Clothes optional!!
This water was COLD.
Made it.
Sunday afternoon we hiked to the bottom of Yosemite Falls.
Upper and lower falls.
Video of Yosemite Falls and runoff from it.
Another rock to climb.
Back in town, we toured the capital in Sacramento.
Checking out the gold money.  
  Mimi admiring the artwork on the safe (or trying to figure out how to get into it!)

Ethan got a photo-op with the governor!!!
Ethan & dogwood.
A very full orange tree.
Rose bushes.
A game of blackjack while waiting for the rain to stop.
Placerville in gold mining country.
We did a quick tour of an old gold mine in Coloma.
Then it was a stop at the American River for some gold paning.
John found several gold flakes.
A few thousand more of these would pay for the gas to get here, but it was a fun trip!
Before Mimi & GP left on Saturday, Zach and John got haircuts. Zach haircut
John haircut Mimi cut John's hair.