Friday, May 17, 2013

Bowling and Big Bear

A couple of weeks ago we were invited by the Millers to spend the weekend at a cabin up in Big Bear. While we personally usually only visit Big Bear in the winter to play in the snow, we had been wanting to go in the warmer months to take advantage of the various other activities that are available in this mountain community. It turned out to be even more fun and relaxing than we imagined and now we can't wait to go back.

But first, we had a last minute event delay the start of our weekend adventures. Both the kids reached their goals for the 2nd trimester Accelerated Reading program thus earning them a trip to the bowling alley. Furthermore, the bowling incentive had lured approximately 180 students (out of a 700+ school population) to also reach their goal, leaving the teachers and administrators coordinating the event concerned how they were going to pull this off.

The answer? Yet another reason why working at the school was the best choice for me. It allowed me to step up to the plate, work my hours and then head over to the bowling alley to input all the students names in their assigned lane and get everything else ready for their arrival. I then helped chaperon and while it was exhausting, it was a lot of fun too!

Not intentional, but Jadyn and I are almost twins!:



Once we arrived at the cabin Friday night we basically settled in and took advantage of the hot tub. Camo print is still real big among all the kids and I found Jadyn a bathing suit so she can join in with the boys!:


Saturday we woke up and headed out and went on a bike ride along the Alpine Pedal Path. Seriously, this was SO MUCH FUN! All 8 of us and both dogs, riding along a tree-lined wooded path with bridges and tunnels that eventually led us to the lake. I have no pictures of us on or during the bike ride but it was by far my favorite activity of the weekend. I did, however take some pictures of the kids and dogs playing by the shore of the lake:


After riding back from the shore and grabbing lunch, we went to another part of the lake and rented a pontoon boat. It was a little chilly and windy but the views were breathtaking:


 Having fun:


You would think this would be plenty of activities for one day, but no! Johnny also took the kids for short trips on a kayak:

And its a good thing we squeezed so much outdoor fun in one day because we woke up the next day and it was overcast and cold. We had breakfast, packed up and headed home with the promise of going back again real soon. Here are some pictures of the cabin:




Yep! We definitely want to go back real soon.


Cacey said...

How fun! I can't wait until both my kids are big enough to do really fun activities like this. We're getting there. PS you look great in green!

Lindsay said...

Looks amazing!! What a fun weekend

Carrie said...

I would love an outdoorsy trip like that!