Thanks Bob. That's really good/interesting advice. But we've timed the trip to coincide with visiting family in San Francisco on those particular days. And also wanting to be at Griffith Park on June 21 (to visit Walt's Barn - only open one day each month), so that leaves little time for Yosemite. The 1.5 days will be more of an appetizer for a future trip... where Yosemite is more of a destination than an afterthought. We'll certain keep your suggestions in mind if we do it again!!! In the meantime, I read that they are closing the Miraposa Grove for two years beginning this June/July. Fingers crossed that it's still open when we visit. If not, I guess it might be a blessing in disguise since we'll be so short on time and have to make tough decisions on what we will actually see.