While it has been a wonderful vacation, we are both tired and ready for our own bed! Unfortunately, driving home from mid-40 mornings to 87 degree mornings will be quite an adjustment. I already have come down with a cold and school hasn't even started! I stopped and bought a probiotic complex with acidophilus and I'm hoping that will do the trick! Yesterday we drove up over the Tioga Pass and through Yosemite. It was very different from when we visited it in June. First of all, there were more people! Second, many of the waterfalls were dried up. Finally, the Merced River was a LOT smaller! We did see one bear as we were driving out of the park, but the cars behind us were in such a hurry to get home that they honked when we slowed down! I mean, HOW RUDE! We did stop at a lake up on the top of the mountains and I spotted these two ducks. Actually, when I walked down to the lake, I heard a funny noise in the water and it turned out to be the ducks looking for plants to eat! Phew! Good thing it wasn't a bear! There was also an owl in a tree right across the road from the ducks. Of course, we stopped at Olmstead Point and took 10,000 photos of Half Dome. Unfortunately, the lighting wasn't that great, but what can you do? It started to sprinkle later that afternoon. While we are tired, it will be great to get home and see our cats, dogs, and horses! Scenic Sunday for August 23, 2009.