I took so many pictures because I couldn't get enough of the views.
It was very windy that day, and the Yosemite wildfires had been burning out of control only a week ago. We didn't know what it would be like closer to the top. Thankfully, it was beautiful. We ate at Gar Woods, which is right on the water. I want to publicly document that on 5th day of September, I had a jacket on outside and was cold - thanks to the lovely CA weather! (it was over 100* back in TX!)
This was, by far, the most beautiful view I had for lunch ever!
Here's a view from the beach back up to the patio we had lunch on:
These beautiful black-eyed Susans were near where we parked. I took the picture for my Mom since they are some of her fave wildflowers, and as pretty as the vibrant greens and blues of all the scenery was, the pop of yellow was welcome.