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Wednesday we picked up the RV.  We were all very excited but the kids were over the moon!  Everything was exactly as they said it was, 31 feet 2009 Winnebago with a generator,  air conditioning/heat, microwave and oven.  The price was $9.95 per day, 100 miles per day, full coverage insurance, everything we needed.  The only thing extra we purchased was extra miles.  After watching a short video, and having a run through of all the systems, we were on our way.  We didn’t want to go into Yosemite the first night as we wanted a full hook up so we could make sure we remembered how to do everything. 

Our first stop was a Safeway and a 99 cent store to provision.  It was a little nerve wracking for Dan to have less than a hour driving experience, and now have to maneuver 31 feet into a crowded shopping center.  He did great though.  We provisioned, ate lunch, and were back on the road in less than 2 hours.  We spent our first night at a KOA campground in Mariposa, about 3 hours away.  We wanted a place with full hookups that first night so we could make sure we knew how to work everything.  The campground was alright.  The campsites were gravel, but tall trees surrounded the outside of the park.  The showers were great and we did laundry.  I was surprised to find the sites so close together.  I wasn’t expecting this.  It seemed to me when my family went camping we had lots of room.  I hoped the State Parks would be better. 

That night we were so tired, after a quick dinner we went to bed without even starting a fire.  The next morning we left earlier for Yosemite National Park.