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.
Photo courtesy L.A. Times.