Even in the midst of a busy schedule, every once in a while, I feel that it's always necessary to unwind a bit and catch up with some good friends. This time around, I had the pleasure of making a short trip out to Yosemite National Park with a couple of my best buddies from USF. Not only has it been some time that I've last been to Yosemite, but it was even one of my friends' first time in the park! Sure enough, there were many photo opportunities to be had (primarily during sunrise, sunset, and night time -- good thing there was a new moon out so we were able to photograph some dark, night skies!), but we even spent the majority of one day playing football, skipping rocks by the river, hanging out in the lounge areas, and simply enjoying good conversation and company. Those were the moments that really made the trip worthwhile, reminding me why we planned this short trip in the first place.