Book ’em Jimmo

April 15, 2021

We’ve had April 15th on the calendar for weeks, knowing that today — at 7am sharp — was the day we could book a camping spot at Tuolumne Meadows Campground during its final summer month of operation.

I know this does not seem like blog worthy news. But it is.

And, weird and frantic as it was — each of us on our separate computers — we clicked, we refreshed, we panicked, we refreshed, we cobbled days (sometimes one at a time) until we had a reasonable string of days (and then some). We now have a surplus of days and will give a bunch back (to the delight and relief of somebody in the future, no doubt, who will be as desperate then as we were today).

We are not Yosemite ground campers (we are tent campers, dammit), but in the pandemic times, you do what you gotta do.

I looked at this screen a lot this morning. As you can see, no days are available. We have fifteen days reserved between August 15 and September 15 (the window that opened today). We’ll use probably a third of those, and, like I said, return the others once we know Peter’s plans.

Happy happy happy!