Great weekend. My daughter and hubby bought a cute little cabin in the Boulder Bay area of Big Bear Lake. The weather was ideal, high 60s, nice enough to take a lake cruise like the rest of the tourists and learn some interesting facts: Big Bear lake is the second largest lake in California, the first being Lake Tahoe. The area was once a gold mining mecca. Supposedly, in 1800, a hunter tracking a bear stumbled upon a creek just a’oozin’ gold, and it soon became Southern California’s largest gold rush. Hum…I always thought it was Sutter’s Mill in Sacramento. I guess I didn’t pay attention in school, either that or the cruise captain was smoking something.
We also played a few games of tennis, which wasn’t really that exciting for my daughter, who plays five days a week (a tennis geek), but the rest of us had a great time. I quit tennis when I hurt my knee, and became a pickleball geek, but once a tennis player, always a “sad” tennis player. I still love the game, but gave it up for a less invasive sport: Golf.
The family are all electronic geeks. This weekend when daughter wasn’t decorating, cooking or cleaning, she was on her iPad either playing Mah Jong, searching Pinterest, which she describes as “hording,” or frequenting Amazon and EBay just in case she might find something she can’t live without.
Hubby, when not building something spectacular, fixing everyone’s electronics or planting flowers, is always looking for something new and exciting in electronics that Apple or Amazon has for sale. When he runs out of things to build, he tackles his garages: at the river he fills two single garages with his water-toys; at home his garage looks like something from Monster Garage, and now at Big Bear, he has his own “man-cave” as my daughter calls it: concrete-stained floor, faux leather walls, diamond plate countertops, single cabinets along the wall (all labeled for each kid and girlfriend) for ski equipment, snowboards, and along the back wall, a pool table and mountain bikes.
Well, soon enough our weekend was over, but it was a wonderful get-away. I plan to visit it often during our 100-plus days in the desert. Thanks kids!