Saturday, May 31, 2014

Monday Morning Bus- departs 9:15 am from Yosemite Lodge

One departure only!!! It will return from the chapel to the lodge after the ceremony. If you are coming from outside the valley, it is probably best to try and park at the lodge so you don't have to try and move your car after the wedding. Alternately, you could try to park in the guest parking, walk to the chapel, and take the bus or walk to the lodge.

There's always the Valley shuttle; be sure to allow enough time.

It's about a fifteen minute walk between the two venues via Northside drive. It's a little less than a mile.

Detailed instructions: From the lodge, exit East towards the falls and cross Northside drive. Turn right and take the foot path east along the road. Just as you reach the shuttle stop for the falls, there is a street crossing leading to a paved footpath that will lead you across the meadow, a bridge (four steps) and then drop you across Southside drive from the chapel.

Be sure to be on time so you can meet the Dangles!

Friday, May 30, 2014

Welcome to Yosemite! Please join us at the Wawona!

Welcome to Yosemite!

Thank you for coming to Yosemite and celebrating with us. Please join us at the Wawona Sunroom for a bbq dinner at 6pm Saturday, May 31st 2014. Casual attire.

Please feel free to contact us if (1) you have any questions (2) changed your mind about coming or (3) just want to give us a hard time about not being clear earlier but you want to come.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Yosemite Activities (Suggestions)

Taking a picture of someone while taking a picture of wildlife is definitely at the
top of our favorite things to do. 
While we certainly have our favorite Yosemite activities, suggestions from the park website are pretty darn good. Please see the list below (from DNC website).

Some of the activities not listed include rafting, swimming in the rivers, lakes, and pools, scenic drives, etc. If you are interested in any of these, please leave a comment or contact Dangles.


For more information on visiting Yosemite National Park, including weather, current conditions and helpful tips, please visit our website (DNC's website).
Earth Day Celebration
Join us on Tuesday, April 22 for an Earth Day Celebration featuring food, fun and activities for all ages. Or take part in an exciting and educational Earth Day bike ride on Saturday, April 19.
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With the experience and knowledge of professional guides, a variety of Yosemite tours give you greater access to the park's natural wonders.
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Take a group hike or custom hiking trip accompanied by Yosemite experts who share their knowledge of the park with you along the way.
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Enjoy scenery, fresh air and fun on over 12 miles of paved paths in Yosemite Valley. Rental bikes are available for all ages, as are helmets and trailers.
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Rock Climbing
Located in the heart of Yosemite Valley since 1969, the Yosemite Mountaineering School and Guide Service offer climbing lessons and guided climbs with expert guides accustomed to working with all skill levels.
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Discovery Programs
Learn more about the glory, history and natural wonders of Yosemite National Park through a variety of interactive programs.
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Evening Presentations
When the sun sets, Yosemite comes to life with live performances, films, slide shows, and so much more.
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Every day, outstanding fare is available in a variety of eateries. Yosemite also has a legacy of signature culinary events unlike any other.
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Shopping & Souvenirs
From outdoor gear and apparel to souvenir merchandise and sundries, Yosemite shops offer a variety of useful items and gifts to help commemorate your stay.
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Friday, May 23, 2014

Wedding Registry

Fun note: We were told that in Japan, it was common to bring fruits as gifts.
Because of this, the square watermelons and fruits that are cared for individually
became very popular and are considered "fancy" gifts. Well, it's fancy alright... 
At $200 each, Dangles would rather eat round watermelon for around $5!
Other than "what is there to do in Yosemite?", the next most commonly asked question is "where are you guys registered?" The short answer is: we are not registered...anywhere. Coming to Yosemite and taking time out of your busy schedule to celebrate our wedding means a lot to us. It's the perfect gift! It sounds like a cliché, but it's really true. We are excited to share a place that we love with our friends and family.

Unfortunately, this answer was not received well by a lot of people...especially those who can't make it to the wedding.

So, in order to prevent our friends and family from getting further annoyed with our answer, we have compiled a list of stores that we like as a starting point if you'd really really just want to get us something. Again, we apologize we can't provide you with a more specific registry list.

Crate and Barrel

Sur La Table

Amazon - Seriously, who doesn't like amazon?


Thursday, January 30, 2014

We're getting married!!!

But you knew that already. That's why you're here. We're starting to populate the tabs above with useful information, but if you have a specific or urgent question, shoot us an email or text!

Monday June 2, 10:00 AM sharp at the Yosemite Valley Chapel

Reception to follow.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Where’s Dangles?

First Posted 9 December 2011.

November 24, 2011 was a terrible, sad day for us. We took Dangles on a day trip to Toledo from Madrid. I had perched him upon a post of the medieval Puente de San Martin and taken a picture when I became distracted by a request to take another picture. Instead of taking him down immediately, I took several pictures over a few minutes, and in this time I forgot about him.
We did not notice that Dangles had been left behind until about 30 minutes later, across town at the Alcazar. We immediately hopped into a cab and returned to the bridge... but he was gone. This is the last photo that we have of him:

Dangles was an important part of our lives for the last several years. We rescued him from the back seat of a car in which he had been neglected for several years, which faded his pelt noticeably. He joined our lives as a happy doll who could always be relied upon for a cheerful smile. He began to join us upon our trips around the US and across the world. Dangles has been to London, Paris, Zurich (twice!), Basel, Milan (twice!), Bergamo, Bellagio, Venice, Florence, Rome, Tokyo, Lisbon, Barcelona and Toledo, as well as many US cities. Unfortunately he didn’t get to see Madrid with us. He joined us for many happy times and served always as a reminder of those times.
Dangles, we are so sorry to have lost you and feel awful about our neglect. We love you and miss you and hope that you have found a good home.
If you or someone you know happen to have found Dangles on the Puente de San Martin in Toledo, Spain, between about 3 and 4 PM on 24 November 2011, I hope you will take good care of him and love him as much as we have. If you are willing to return him to us, we would be eternally grateful. If your child has him and is willing to part with him, we can certainly arrange for a suitable, similar replacement to “our” Dangles. To arrange a return, please contact us at
Peace be with you Dangles,
Dangles’ Friends
I think Dangles had a good time in Toledo.

I am sure he was having fun in Barcelona.
I think he was fond of posing for pictures, unlike myself.