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Yosemite National Park, California

Yosemite Hawaiian™ Shirts

Yosemite Hawaiian shirts

Yosemite Hawaiian™ — Worldwide exclusive, limited edition Hawaiian design. Shirts, sarongs & fabric.

January 17, 2012 — With weather systems approaching, Kimberleigh just HAD to get back up to Yosemite before the Tioga road closed. This time she and her Dad made the trip - an extension to an existing visit to Taft where her dad lived for a year in his childhood. Little did they know that the Tioga road would close the SAME DAY. This time the weather was colder and windier, but the sun was bright and only a handful of people on the lake. Kimberleigh's Dad, Kendall, took several videos and Kimberleigh took the camera out into the lake to show a different perspective.

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January 10, 2012 — Kimberleigh, Paul and Claude the Vizsla took a one-day trip up to experience Yosemite's high country during this rare winter where lack of snow has allowed the Tioga Road (Highway 120) to be open the latest on record. Kimberleigh wanted to skate on Tenaya Lake for a once-in-a-lifetime thrill. It truly was a highlight of her life to step out onto a frozen Tenaya Lake with no snow barriers and skate on what looked like the largest ice rink in the world. It was a Tuesday and there were only a handful of people out for the same experience. Some walked, some skated and some watched from the shoreline. Passing cars slowed down in disbelief to see skaters on the lake. Paul took photos and videos from the sandy bank and Kimberleigh took some photos from the middle. The weather was surprisingly mild, did not need any down for warmth and Kimberleigh did not even wear gloves but did wear wrist guards just in case of a fall. It had been more than 20 years since she put on her skates, but basic skating came back pretty quickly. What a day! It took a bit of driving to get there and back in one day, but the payoff was one of the best experiences of her life.

Yosemite Chapel Yosemite Camp Curry Yosemite Housekeeping

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Three T-shirts based on Kimberleigh Gavin designs

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For Tom: Autumn Half Dome
Paul Gavin, Oil on canvas, 2006

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A Special Place in Their Heart

The Gavins

Yosemite National Park holds a special place in Paul and Kimberleigh's hearts. Kimberleigh's father introduced the family to the Yosemite High sierras in 1971 and each year thereafter the family backpacked for their summer vacation.

In college, Nic Fiore hired Kimberleigh to work summers in both Merced and Sunrise High Sierra Camps.

Kimberleigh's lifelong dream came true in 1993 when she and Paul were married in the Yosemite Chapel and held their reception in the Ahwahnee Hotel. Each year the Gavins return to Yosemite to celebrate their anniversary.

Left. At the Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite prior to the Bracebridge Dinner, 2008.

Kimberleigh and Paul's wedding photo Wedding party in Yosemite National Park
The Gavin family with dogs

Counterclockwise beginning above: heart Kimberleigh and Paul with bridesmaids and groomsmen in front of Yosemite Chapel, 10/30/93. Photo by Colleen Moran of LensArt Photography. heart Kimberleigh and Paul's Wedding Photo by Colleen Moran of LensArt Photography. heart Paul, Kimberleigh, Chloe and Claude in back of Yosemite Chapel. Photo by Nancy Robbins. heart Father Kendall, brother Loren, mother Lynette, and Kimberleigh in 1971. heart Chloe, Claude, Kimberleigh and Paul, at the Redwoods in Yosemite.

Kimberleigh's family 1971 The Gavins at Yosemite National Park

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Santa Paula River Sunset

For more about Paul and Kimberleigh and Gavin Arts, see Gavin Fine Art & Design: About the Artists. Explore other sides of California's diverse landscape on a beach in San Clemente or along the shore of a river in Santa Paula.

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