Our first day in the park was pretty relaxed. We got a campsite, and hung out trying to figure out the game plan for the next couple of days. We drove around for a bit, exploring part of the park, then had a campfire and made s'mores. That was the first night that actually felt like we were camping. The next morning we had a quick breakfast then got packed for our hike. We decided North Dome would be our destination. The hike was a little over 11 miles round trip and took about 8 hours, including our time at the top. When we finally reached the summit we were rewarded with breathtaking views of Half Dome and part of Yosemite Valley. We took our time eating lunch at the top, and I even took a little nap in the sun. When we made it down everyone jumped in the lake to cool down and clean off. After dinner and another campfire sleep was calling our names. The next day we drove two hours down into Yosemite Valley, and checked out Half Dome, El Capitan, Bridal-Veil and Yosemite falls, both of which were hardly a trickle this late into the summer.
On our way back out that night we stopped and watched a wildfire burning, and admired the night sky for a while. For our last day in Yosemite we went horseback riding, and enjoyed more amazing scenery.