Pre-Yosemite | Paul's Place, Merced

Yesterday, I returned from a week-long trip to Yosemite with my friends Katie and Jake. Last summer when we went to Yosemite, we found a restaurant called Paul's Place while we were staying in Merced the night before driving into the park. It was such a fun place with delicious and cheap food, so we had to make it a tradition and return to it this year (twice in a span of 12 hours). My favorite things about Paul Place are the Starving Student Menu - where you can get a huge breakfast for $5.50 - and the beautiful glass etching of Yosemite Valley on the front door of the restaurant.