It was another beautiful day and we took advantage of it. We took a scenic drive up to Big Bear Lake; a place that JoAnn has always wanted to see. We didn’t get to see much of the lake as we wound up driving through town. It was a sprawling resort town with hotels, rentals, and restaurants and most of them closed up as it is between seasons. There is skiing in the winter and cool weather and the lake in the summer. As we drove out of town we did see some skiers coming down one slope.
Our drive was quite beautiful. We twisted and turned up to 9000 feet. There were big snow banks along the road we got an idea of winter in the California mountains. There are signs posted that vehicles must have chains on their tires and we could sure see why. With all the twists and turns and sheer drop-offs it would be suicide to drive in a snow or ice storm.
We stopped at a little sandwich shop called the Bus Stop in Running Springs and had a very good lunch. That is the joy of not eating at chains when you find special places like that.
We were on a loop and came into Redlands on the way home. We were home a short time when Gord and Paulette arrived. They have a site behind us across the road. After they set up, Gord and Doug went to a RV store looking for a part for their rig.
Then we all went to Laurie and Odel’s for dinner. Odel grilled some chicken thighs outside. They were magnificent. It’s hard to called grilled chicken thighs magnificent but these were. Usually grilled chicken is raw or overdone and dry. These were juicy and just right.
L&O are leaving in the morning so this was our farewell dinner. We probably won’t see them again until sometime this summer in Oregon if we make it there.
We are planning to do some site seeing with Gord and Paulette tomorrow.