So sad, but today we checked out and left Yosemite behind after saying good bye to Midnight Lightning.
We were back in the jeep, our faithful beast, for another 240 miles to Sonoma County. Temps rose to about 100 degrees, just as my window broke, meaning it just would not roll back up. That makes 3 of the 4 windows broken (the other two are already permanently up). And there went any hopes to fire chase that day. Since Matt's dealt with this on the back two windows already, we made a stop at True Value Hardware and Matt "McGyver'd it" so at least it stayed rolled up and we can use the air conditioner. =)
Arriving at the Hilton Sonoma over 4 hours later, and about an hour of traffic in the Bay Area, we were greeted with free wine and cheese (wow!). After a shower we dressed up and headed to visit to one of our favorite breweries "Russian River"! We also ate a fantastic dinner in a local french restaurant before retiring back to the Hilton.