Friday Fun Post – Posting from Bishop, California
So from a previous post I mentioned my inlaws were hiking the John Muir Trail in Yosemite. This is the week I’m heading up to pick them up from Lone Pine, California. In addition to picking them up, I have ancestors who lived in Bishop California and in the surrounding towns. So I packed up my 2 1/2 year old, and met up with my parents in Bishop who drove out from UT. My parents had no clue that I was bringing their grandson, so they had some great looks of surprise when they saw him.
We spent two days checking out the courthouse for old records that involve my ancestors and enjoying the area. We also took advantage of some spare time, and drove out to Manazar, which is known as an internment camp for Japanese Americans during WWII. We also took a visit to the Laws Railroad Museum, which is a couple miles outside of Bishop on Hwy 6. Since my kid LOVES (understatement) trains, tractors, trucks, all that good stuff, this was a playground for him. The only thing which would have made it better was if it hadn’t of been 96 degrees outside.
We caught the tail end of a freighter as we were pulling into Escalon. I mentioned to my son that it would be perfect if another train came through. At that moment right before I got to the tracks the lights came on & we watched this NB train go through.
For you movie buffs, this is Engine #3, who has been in over 100 movies, TV shows, and commercials. For people in my generation, this was the engine that was used in Back to the Future III. It is at the Jamestown Train Museum in Jamestown, California.
We got onto a tour & Adam got to play on one of the machines that was used to check the rails & ties. You would push/pull the front (as Adam is doing) to move it forward/backwards.
Finally in Yosemite, playing on the rocks.
We took a quick trip to Tuolomne Meadows so the kid could get in his daily dirt fix.
Caught some deer as they were crossing the river. I was wishing I had my 70-200 instead of the 85 lens on me. I left the big lens in the car
Don’t even THINK about taking my chapstick!
Self portrait (gotta prove I was on the trip!) of me & Adam near the top of Tioga Pass