Monday, December 24, 2012
Last weekend, we took the kids to Big Bear Mountain to experience an early White Christmas. The kids had been asking to see the snow since July! I’m so glad that the weather didn’t disappoint us.
If you’re living rather closed by, the Big Bear Lake area is a great place to visit to ski, play the tire sled, or just to hang out and enjoy the lovely views. It was a good two hours drive for us from our place and totally worth it. You might want to have the snow chains for your tires ready before you go though. One the day we went, there were check-points half way up the hills to make sure you’ve got the snow chains on before you can go any further. Some helpful workers were there on stand-by to help you put on the snow chains with a fee, that is if you already have the chains.
It was our kids’ first time to play in the snow and they loved it. They couldn’t help themselves but to fall into the fluffy and powdery snow on purpose. They are so much fun to watch. Just make sure to dress warmly when you visit. That’s all.
It felt a lot cooler than 28 degree F though, especially in the snow!
We made it a day trip and left the area right before Sunset. Seems like everyone was leaving at around the same time. But it was no big deal in getting stuck a little in traffic. It was such a nice view on the way down the hill as well.
This weekend, we took the kids to Disneyland trying to take more Christmas pictures. Well, I guess I won’t be back next year around this time of the year and you’ll see why from the picture below.
It was a different kind of traffic jam! We could hardly take any decent pictures with the kids. Oh well. But it was nice to see the spectacular Christmas decorations of the castles and beautiful fire works.
Thank you for stopping by today! Wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!