Marisa, who kindly came to visit:
The view of Mono Lake from the Woah Nelly Deli, the only gourmet restaurant located inside a Mobil gas station. The vegetarian offerings were slim (well...kind of slim: I had a delicious garden salad with a tart balsamic dressing, a fresh mango margarita, and a lemon cheesecake) while Marisa ate a fish taco with ginger slaw. Anyone driving through the eastern entrance/exit to Yosemite should plan on stopping for a meal.
The burnt trees around Rainbow Falls, almost twenty years after the "Rainbow Fire" swept through the region: