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California State Route 41; Madera County Line north to Yosemite National Park

Friday morning I headed up to Yosemite to do some hiking and find an old alignment of the Wawona Road.  Since the trip entailed a trek on California State Route 41 north over the San Joaquin River into Madera County I decided to finish photographing and documenting the last section of the route I haven't done a blog on.






Interestingly I've already written a couple blogs about the previous alignment history of CA 41 in Madera County.  The first blog details the history of the 1889 and 1941 Lanes Bridge over the San Joaquin River.

1941 Lanes Bridge Renovation

Recently I also took a drive on Road 425b south of Oakhurst which along with Road 425c and Road 426 were original alignments of CA 41.  I go into way more detail on those roads on this blog post.

Old California State Route 41 on Road 425b

The morning started out in Fresno northbound on CA 41 approaching the San Joaquin River.  Yosemite is prominently displayed on the guide signs for northbound CA 41.





Approaching the San Joaqu…

Really Catching Up!: 2011 Honeymoon Trip: Savannah

When I was last doing these catching up posts it was January 2013 - the last few days and weeks before our oldest son was born.  Hard to believe he is now five, and the many adventures he has taken us on!  Then we had a second one, and he's quickly becoming two.  So I was actually surprised that when I was starting to move some of the old gribblenation Georgia features over to the blog, I realized that I never did a post about Maggie and I's time in Savannah as we closed out our honeymoon in October 2011.

After four fun, yet exhausting days at Disney, Maggie and I started our return journey back to Raleigh but with a two day stopover in Savannah.  We stayed at The Ballastone Inn, a historic bed and breakfast within the city's downtown.  The Inn dates back to 1838 and had a colorful history in the 150 years prior to it being converted to a Bed & Breakfast in the 1980s.  We had a pretty casual first night in Savannah - opting to watch football at an Irish pub within walk…