The weather in So Cal this winter has been anything but winter. We have had Santa Ana’s (warm winds) and only one rainy day. We made our plans months ago for our neighborhood Lake Arrowhead/Big Bear vacation weekend. We had us, the Alexander’s, and the Covey’s in our house and in the cabin a mile away, the Kleege’s, the Vickery’s, and the Sherwoods. Looking at the weather for the weekend, it looked like we might get some rain/snow Sunday night which means it’s too warm for real snow. I was totally expecting crisp air but definitely no snow.
We had to take Joe’s sedan because my SUV is just not stable enough. We packed that trunk full leaving behind the snow boots. Well, that was a mistake! We left Thursday night and on Friday I was noticing the trees across the lake had some snow dusting on them. It was kinda cool. Everyone went skiing/snowboarding on Friday except Christine and I… we went driving around the mountain looking for a yarn shop.
That night, the snow started to fall. I was shocked! Everyone made it back to Lake Arrowhead from Big Bear even though it took over 2 hours to get back to our cabin. But everyone had a great time. Joe said the boys were really getting the hang of snowboarding and going to the top of the mountain. I was so glad they had so much fun.
On Saturday, there was snow everywhere! The Covey’s went skiing with the Kleege’s but the rest of the group was wiped out. They played in the snow the entire day. Our cabin had a big backyard with a treehouse that they used as a fort. The side of the house was perfect for sledding. The steps were covered with snow which made the perfect jump. I think the kids were inside for about an hour for lunch and that was it. My guys LOVE the snow. They thought everyone who lived on the mountain was the luckiest in the world.
Sunday, my guys, the Alexander’s and Kristina and her boys went back up to Big Bear. Joe wanted the boys to get one more ski day in this year because they were so on the verge of really getting some confidence in their abilities. The weather was clear when they left but it started to snow about an hour later and it snowed and snowed and snowed. The slopes were very busy and they weren’t able to get tickets for the bunny slopes so a few kids bagged out. Joe took Tucker, Matthew and Dallon to the less crowded part of the slopes and they had a great time. Joe said the boys really got the hang of snowboarding and could easily manuever down the mountain with control. SO COOL. They were pretty stoked. I wish I had snowboarding pics but pregnant people don’t do well with skis I guess:P
Our plan was to leave Monday and we were really hoping the weather was correct and that it would stop snowing and warm up to melt the roads. And sure enough it did. How lucky is that? The perfect snow storm and it ends right when we need it too. The kids played in the snow all morning while we cleaned and packed. It was such a fun weekend. The kids were so bummed it was over. Even though I was kind of stuck in the cabin, I thought it was great too.
Here’s a link to more photos from OUR TRIP.