One of things I love to do up in Big Bear, is visit their new kitchen store. It is called the Copper Q. It is a high end kitchen store, carrying items such as Lodge cookware, and Viking small appliances, and knives, and beautiful imported linens, and pottery, and gift items. They feature a large demonstration bar, where they do cooking demos several times a week. A coffee bar, with fresh baked pastries, and will be getting their cooking school up and running soon. My Mom and I are avid cooks, and this kind of place is like Disneyland to us!!! Last time we were there, we bought a large LODGE enameled dutch oven in kelly green. This time, we bought a LODGE grill pan. LOVE it!! And a grilling cookbook.
The week was mostly spent on the water. We did a lot of fishing.
While tied off at the dam, there is always something interesting to see.
The Pirate Ship came screaming past us several times.
Mostly, we just relaxed and did whatever we wanted to do. Enjoying the beauty of this mountain lake. From the observation station.
That American Flag has flown from the boom since they began work on the bridge over a year ago. I love to see it waving in the wind.
One thing we saw that was a first.....a catfish fry. Not the kind you coat in cornmeal and fry up in a cast iron skillet to eat with hushpuppies. That was the only kind I knew about, what with my Mom and Nana from Texas and all. But this was seen as we were getting on the dock one day to take the boat out.
So, whether we were golfing, hiking, fishing, eating, visiting with friends and family, floating, napping, crocheting, birdwatching, boating, or anything else we did on our week up in beautiful Big Bear......we were having a wonderful and much needed week of doing all of this, or nothing at all. It was delightful.....every.....single......day.
Thanks for letting me share it with all of you!