So yesterday we checked out of our hotel in San Fran, did our washing at the laundromat then went to pick up the car. They only needed the paper part of our license so all of our worrying was irrelevant!
I was absolutely terrified about following a map and not using a sat nav but we did it!!! And we didn't get lost. The ride was amazing with beautiful views and we got to Yosemite in about 4 hours. Problem was, there was nowhere to stay! We arrived on driving and there was nothing but open road for miles. George started to panicked, it started to get dark and our petrol was running out!
We eventually found a motel at around half 9 and both crashed out. This morning we got up early and used the free WiFi to sort out a plan for the day. Right now I'm sitting by the pool in 30 degree heat with a gorgeous view of Yosemite behind me. We have a motel booked in a place called bishop for tonight which is the other side of the national park so we're going to go back through Yosemite and spend the day there then head to the motel. Better watch out for bears and mountain lions!!