Archives for posts with tag: Yosemite

Air Date: November 3, 2010

Camping in lower pines at Yosemite… Day 2

Oprah confesses in the duration of her and Gayle’s 30 year friendship Gayle has not cooked a single thing. WOW! I have never met a female who does not cook.

Another confession comes when the 2 make dinner. Oprah realizes her dinner ingredients (sea bass and rosemary potatoes) were not made for camping. (giggles) Oprah here ya go…campfire fish how to.

I love watching these 2 besties interact!!! Thank U Oprah!!!!!!! Too bad Lady O does not like to play board games and such. I love games!

OMG! I just laughed and laughed watching the girls at breakfast time. Oprah wants to just do a grab and go breakfast of fruit while Gayle wants eggs, cheese, tomatoes, and avocado. Oprah makes scrambled eggs and toast.

Trip Activities:

  • Yosemite Park Ranger Shelton Johnson tells a story about Buffalo Soldiers
  • Making S’mores
  • Making Breakfast
  • Singer to the Gambler
  • Fly Fishing with Brian & Jenny on the Merced River  (Oprah likes)
  • Mule Riding with Jerry (Gayle likes)

Camping Resources:

In case you missed my blog on Oprah & Gayle Yosemite Trip Part 1


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.