I booked a 1 day tour to Yosemite for me and my family while in SF. We were told to be at the office at 7:40am and we would be leaving by 8:00 am. Well 8:00 am came a went and there was no bus in sight. A bit troublesome because no announcement was made about the delay and when I asked the front desk when we would be leaving, the person just said "soon". Supposedly there was traffic where the bus and driver was coming from. I just figured why didn't they leave earlier. Of course there would be traffic in a city during the week at 7:30 am. It's called "rush hour". They should know this since this is their business, right? I was a bit concerned because it was only a 1 day trip. Would my trip be cut short? I was told by the front desk that the full tour would still go on. OK, that made me feel better. However, when the bus showed up at about 8:25 am the driver/tour guide told us there was only a certain number of hours that drivers could be driving according to some regulation. Anyhow, overall our tour guide/driver provided us with a very nice trip. He was very knowledgeable. I forgot his name but he was from Arizona. He grew up in Oakland. Told us he had been going to Yosemite for the past 19 years with his motorcycle buddies. My family and I had never been to Yosemite. It was breathtaking. The beauty truly could not be captured in photos. Initially I thought I would never want to be there for more than a day trip, being a city person. My family was wondering how they could make the bus drive somehow shorter. It is approx 4 hrs each way. But the drive was wonderful. Seeing the San Joaquin valley was an experience. We would never have seen it otherwise. We all loved it, embraced it. Once we arrived at Yosemite we wished we were staying at least overnight. The smell of pine and wood was simply delicious. We definitely will go back and stay a bit longer. It turned out to be a very good day.
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