Monday, November 14, 2011

Big Bear Weekend

We arrived in Big Bear Saturday morning and it was COLD!
Brrrrr!  What a silly look on my face! And there are all of those chins again!  The quilt I have wrapped around me is one of the first ones I ever made.  It is a Thimbleberries Sampler Quilt.  Each block represents a calendar month.  After we got the cabin warmed up a bit, we went to have lunch at our favorite place on the mountain.  Blanca & Pierre's.  Or as we call it, Blanca's.  Pierre no longer seems to be in the picture, far as we can tell.
Mr. G was wearing his Boise State shirt in preparation for going back to the cabin to watch the game.
We both had burgers.  I have to tell you, if you love a good burger, and you are in Big Bear, you MUST come to Blanca's to have one.  There are a few places where we have had what we call The Best Burgers anywhere!  Top of the list is a favorite place of ours called The Forks.  And also at Bass Lake, a lakeside lovely called Miller's Landing.  Definitely in our top three, is Blanca's!  These burgers are fabulous!
Mine with grilled mushrooms, and Mr. G's with grilled onion, mushrooms and bacon. 
Blanca makes her own hamburger buns!  I'm telling you.  BEST burger on the mountain!  And if you love boysenberry pie, and apple dumpling, you are in the right place.  Blanca makes them all fresh every morning.  But hurry, they will be gone by noon.
After we ate, we took a little stroll over to Boulder Bay.  It was so pretty out!  Suddenly, a huge cloud bank came in and enveloped the entire Fawnskin side of the mountain.


Within minutes, the temperature dropped a good 15 degrees, and it looked like it was going to snow.
We stood out on the dock until I was a frozen to the bone.  We took a photo of another couple for them, and they took one of us. 
It was cold and windy, and I only had a light weight sweater on with no jacket.  I did wear my nice warm cowl all weekend long.
We went back to the cabin for the Boise State game, where there was a lot of shouting and stomping going on.
I sat by the fire and crocheted.
And played Words With Friends.
Later that night, after a disappointing loss for Boise State, our daughter Gennifer and her family arrived.  We grilled burgers, (I know, we had them for lunch but that was all I brought up) and had boysenberry pie ala mode, and hot apple dumplings with caramel and ice cream.

The girls were excited and got to stay up a little bit late with us.
Then they went in to sleep in their roasty toasty room so we could have a fun day on Sunday in The Bear.
I put so many blankets on those beds, you can barely see the girls beneath the fluffy covers. 
Come on back tomorrow to see what we did on Sunday.
Tootle Loo.
XO  Kris

26 comments:

Tammy said...

Those burgers look super yummy! You should frame one of those pictures! Beautiful!

Bethany said...

That looks like a perfect and cozy weekend! I love the pics of those clouds rolling in--I don't know that I've ever seen anything quite like that.

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Erika said...

ah fun I can't wait to visit Big Bear soon. Great pics I love the ones of the lake, so pretty!

Sinta Renee said...

Looks like you had a wonderful get away! Your photos are gorgeous... what beautiful sernery. I have never been up there before... and that hamberger is making me hungry!

Holly said...

That looks so chilly but beautiful. Hope you're having a wonderful time!

From the Kitchen said...

The last time I was at Big Bear was a month before our first son was born. A little getaway before the baby and we had a great time. I would have loved one of those hamburgers since it was far too late to watch my weight!!

Best,
Bonnie

Stacey said...

Wow, the lake looks so pretty.. those burgers looked pretty tasty too!! And, ummmm the boysenberry pie and apple dumplings?? Can we say Divine?? I've never actually had an apple dumpling.. I think maybe you should make some, and I'll come over and taste test?? Yes?? lol

Grammy Staffy said...

What a lovely weekend.... I am so glad that you are bringing us along with you through your great pictures. I can enjoy it all without getting cold or counting the calories! It can't wait for tomorrows adventures. Hugs, Lura

Linda said...

What a fun time! Our friends live full time in Big Bear...the boys and their friends went up snow boarding this weekend...they said is was a great weekend up there!

The Garden Bell said...

That's it... you are moving Big Bear up the list. It's now ahead of a Tulip Cruise in Amsterdam. One can dream, right. I mean who doesn't want a burger on a homemade toasted bun and then another for dinner, topped off with a slice of pie. What a FAB weekend. And to think I got to play WWF with you their, so I feel like a part of me was along. Those pictures of the clouds are stunning and the one of you two has Xmas Card written all over it. Better run now, I'm still jammied up and it almost 1pm.

laurie said...

what a great time, we must be related I have the same chins,, lol, you look lovely, those are some good burgers and the pie looks great too!
The picture of the rocks and trees with the mist coming in is beautiful,

NanaNor's said...

Hi Kris, The scenery is so incredibly beautiful!!! Loved seeing the bugers; I am just now seeing many restaurants carry gluten free buns so those of us who can't usually have a true burger can partake. Your "first" quilt is beautiful-girl you sure know how to sew!! I love hand quilting and have only taken one machine quilting class; it is faster but I love to sit and stitch at night. Loved hearing about your Saturday. Have a great afternoon.
Hugs, Noreen

Nicolle said...

Those photos are stunning by the water. I mean, it's gorgeous up there. The cabin looks so neat and cozy. The burger looks delicious and I would for sure go there if I could. Yum. What a great weekend and fabulous place to go! Can't wait to see more pictures.

kpaints said...

What a stunning place...and those burgers...to die for...wish I was there to get one!

Debbie said...

Oh Kris, how I would love to take a trip up to Big Bear. Haven't been up in a couple of years. Sooo pretty up there. The burger looks just heavenly....I think (from as much as I can see it) that I have that exact same entertainment unit in my family room! How funny huh? Small world...Is it solid Oak and super duper heavy? Anyway, sounds like a great day to me!

Pammy Sue said...

OMG, it looks amazing there! Sounds like a wonderful time. I wanna, I wanna, I wanna!

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

What a gorgeous spot!! Looks like my kinda fun. The burgers looks so yummy and actually so did the fruit! Your granddaughters look so cute in their jammies. What was up for Sunday? Be back for update. Glad you had fun! xoRobin❤

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OMG what fantastic photos of the mountain and rocks, they are unreal. You should submit those to a magazine. Looks like a lovely time. I need your Words name so we can play:)

Genn said...

I knew you would post that picture of my butt!! I just knew it.

You got some great pictures (besides the one of my butt). Love the pic of the water when the fog rolled in. And the burgers at Blanca's looked amazing. I will have to get one next time.
We all had so much fun. I can't wait to go back!!!!!!!

Lauri said...

What a fun weekend! Your cowl scarf looks so cute. I love wearing mine...it is so warm!

Linda said...

It is so beautiful there, Kris...and looks so relaxing! I love your scarf, too!

by Teresa said...

Kris, thanks so much for taking us along on your trip. That rock formation in the lake is aMAYzing! Where exactly is that? Your burger and hubby's looks yummo! What a nice time with the family and treasure those little girls.. lucky.
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Mommyblogger said...

What a great little getaway. Glad you enjoyed your time!

Kerri said...

How lucky your family is to have a place to getaway and hangout together! Good times! And, your burger is calling my name!

Jann Olson said...

If it wasn't breakfast time I'd be heading for a burger right now. That looks so darn mouth watering. Love the misty look, but oh how cold! The older I get, the less I love the cold. Sure do love the looks of the beautiful white stuff though.