We are a family of four, two teenagers, just planning a visit to California for July/August 2013. We'll do San Francisco for 4-5 days, San Diego or somewhere between the two for 4-5 days and then, we want to have a 5-6 day mini trip in the middle to explore Yosemite. We fancy an RV (having never used one before - gulp) to make it special and fun.
Having read this site a bit i reckon we need to book ourselves in to an RV site in Yosemite for 3-4 days and use that as a base, then perhaps head off somewhere else for a day or two. We won't be hard core outdoors types, just after some gentle walks, a swim and some red wine infused evenings over a camp fire/RV awning!
So i guess my questions are:
Does our plan make sense?
Is it pretty easy to get ourselves around? I am guessing we only really need the RV for Yosemite section, but what about cruising down the west coast?
If we head off from Yosemite for a day/two, where else should we go - i read a bit about the desert but have no idea if it is close and what to see (apologies, we don't have deserts in England ... way too much rain!)?
Any suggestions for a novice friendly RV site in Yosemite?
Thanks for any suggestions, advice. Cheerio