Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday - Big Bear Adventure

Happy Outdoor Wednesday

hosted by the lovely and talented Susan at A Southern Daydreamer

Big Bear Lake
Food, Friends and Fun

Big Bear Lake is a unique mountain resort community located 100 miles northeast of Los Angeles and surrounded by the San Bernardino National Forest. About 21,000 residents make their home here full-time.Altitude ranges from 6,750 to 9,000 feet. There are over 300 days of sunshine each year. Summer temperatures average around 80 degrees during the day, and 45 degrees at night. Winter brings about 100 inches of snowfall, and temperatures which average in the low 40's during the day, and mid 20's at night.

On Friday hubby and I joined good friends Kris and Greg at their mountain cabin getaway. What a treat for us with all that has been going on in our lives. Kris welcomed us with open arms into their mountain home.

We relaxingly had a beverage and went out to a delicious barbecue dinner with a view of the lake.

Greg and Kris

The next morning the menfolk went fishing and Kris and I had
coffee on the deck We had a few visitors. Kris has some peanuts she shares with
Feathered friend

They were shy at first but the temptation of the peanuts was too much.

Then we headed over to Holloway's for a delicious breakfast
made by Ron and Sue. What a treat to have breakfast cooked for us.
Boy was it delicious as you can see.

This is the entrance to the campground and marina

The boat house
and off for a boat ride.....

These are a couple of lake houses we saw from our boat.

Not too shabby huh?

This is one of Kris' favorite and I think I agree

It is so welcoming and pristine

and then to the task at hand .... some trout fishing ...

Kris had the perfect spot at the bow right before sunset ...

Kevin preparing to catch the big one.

King of the world

It was such a glorious evening even though we didn't catch any

fish. We went from the water to a delicious dinner of hamburgers and fresh

trout prepared again by Ron and Sue. I didn't get any pictures of dinner but if you

want to see some you can go to Kris' blog

Glow of the sunset

Next morning I headed out for more fishing with the menfolk. It
was a beautiful sunrise on the lake

Greg our captain took us to a secret fishing spot

Kevin, doing what he loves most .... fishing and being on the water ...

Ron just having a good time.

Little known fact about Big Bear Lake

They have pirates so beware. We came across some swashbucklers, but don't worry
we came to no harm mateys.

On the open seas
we came upon a pirate ship .....

They run the ship from the movie "Time Bandits" on the lake

and it was fun to see

and of course when you are with pirates you adopt the pirate ways.

Proud to be an American, love beer and stay to the pirate code....

Thanks to our perfect hosts Kris and Greg for a great trip on Big Bear Lake.

Thanks for stopping by ... now back to Susan's for more Outdoor fun.

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