Air Date: October 29, 2010

An Inspiring Camping Trip

First things first, you need to gear up for your camping trip. Discovering REI for the first time, Gayle likes to look at all the options while Oprah just relied on the knowledge of the sales guy. Why do these two besties take a camping trip? According to Yosemite Park Ranger Shelton Johnson, African-Americans make only 1% of the population who visit national parks each year.

Here are a couple of places Oprah and Gayle visited the first day of their trip:

The Grizzly Giant

Tunnel View

The Camping Happy Hour (Oprah makes Moscow Mules)

  • 1 Ounce Vodka
  • 1/2 Cup Ginger Beer
  • 1 tsp. Simple Syrup
  • 1 Sprig Fresh Mint
  • Fresh Lime Juice

Oprah surprises a couple she met in Yosemite by giving away the Chevey Hybrid Tahoe and her Coleman Camper.

I can remember visiting Yosemite as a young girl with family and our family friends. What a fun time, I agree with Oprah that everyone should see and experience the beauty of Yosemite 🙂

Get caught up on Part 2 of the trip here.