over the weekend our little sf family ventured to the bug, a cozy campground style lodge/hostel about 30 miles from the park's entrance. we stayed in the "barn studio" complete with a full kitchen where we cooked up most of our meals for the weekend. the main lodge serves food and drinks alongside a huge fireplace, and hosts live music at night. and for just 10 bucks you have full access to their spa including yoga, sauna, steam, hot tubs, cold plunge, etc.
highlights include: polaroids, driving through the park, hiking the mirror lake trail, snowmen, crossing the freezing river, lunch at the ahwahnee, befriending brenda and playing too many games of darts at hideout saloon, mulled wine in the hot tub, liars dice, and 6 hours of road trip laughter.