A few weeks ago I visited my parents in Central California. My sister and her boyfriend came up from Los Angeles too for the family reunion. We made a day trip to Yosemite, or actually a picnic site just outside of Yosemite since the park is way too crowded at this time of year. While my parents set up for a barbecue “the kids” went on a quick hike on the Lewis Creek Trail. Temperatures were in the high 90s, but we managed to enjoy ourselves on the mostly shaded trail. Then we feasted when we got back to our parents, took naps, and went on another quick little walk with my dad and his new pup, Ocho.