Live Like a Star in Yosemite

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There are lots of ways to make your trip to Yosemite memorable. Hike Half Dome, free climb El Cap, get eaten by a bear in your sleep, etc. – but by far the coolest way has got to be in an old Model A or Model T Ford. If you decide to stay at the Tin Lizzie Inn you can do just that.

Dallas News: With all due respect to author H.G. Wells, there are no time machines.

Except for the ones we rented recently on a trip back in time to Yosemite National Park.

In authentic Model Ts or Model As from the early 20th century, visitors can experience Yosemite as their grandparents or great-grandparents did: bouncing along rutted one-lane dirt roads, splashing through streams or waking up echoes as you pull up to the historic Wawona or Ahwahnee hotels.

Few places are more glorious than Yosemite Valley on a sunny summer day. Driving a classic American convertible heightens the experience.

But be warned. You may be aboard a historic machine, but you’ll also be rewarded with that holy grail of 21st-century life: You’ll be a celebrity.

We knew we’d have fun. What we weren’t expecting was to be so recognized. People smiled. They waved. They took our picture.

For more information on the Tin Lizzie Inn or how you can spend the day in Yosemite in a Model A or Model T visit tinlizzieinn.com, driveamodelt.com or call 1-866-4T-TOURS.

Photo courtesy L.A. Times.

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