Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Fall Day In Big Bear

Saturday we had so much fun in Oak Glen picking apples.  We came home tired and dirty.  I took a shower and went to bed with wet hair.  When I woke up the next morning, Greg was leaning over me all dressed, and said, "You comin' with me Bunny?"  I groaned and rolled over, wanting nothing more than to stay in bed.  But as I lay there thinking about how much I love Big Bear this time of year, and how we only have a couple more weeks to leave the boat on the lake, I decided what I really wanted to do was go too.  The laundry and grocery shopping would have to wait.  I threw on some jeans, brushed my teeth, washed my face, and did the best I could with hair that was sticking up every which way, and off we went.  We did drive through McDonald's for coffee, and I tossed a couple apples in a bag for a snack.  The drive up was beautiful!  Big Bear gets a true Fall, unlike where we live.  There were reds, and yellows, and golds, shimmering in the breeze.
We got to the boat, and immediately began to work.  We had brought up the enclosure for the boat, and Greg had gotten some new parts for the zippers and we needed to first lubricate all of zipper teeth, and then put each piece up.
This took quite a bit of doing, but eventually we did get each zipper fixed, and the enclosure all up.
After that big job, we got busy cleaning all of the clear windows with some super duper cleaner that Greg got at the marine store.  We sprayed it on, then buffed it to a shine.  Wax on, wax off.  It worked great!  And then it was time to leave the dock.  It was windy on the water, but we were nice and toasty inside the enclosure. We went to the dam, and did some fishing.  Well, Greg fished.  I took my favorite seat and got busy on my orders.  Look at those colorful trees on the shore.
We stayed out pretty much all day.  The fish weren't biting, but we still had a great time.  We headed back to the dock where we got everything all cleaned up, battened down, and tucked in til next time.
By this time we were both pretty hungry.  We decided to see if we could get into The Sweet Basil this time.  We have been wanting to go there, but the last time we tried, we couldn't get in without a reservation.  We were lucky this time, and got a table.  Thi is a teeny tiny place.  Seating maybe 50 or so.  Very charming inside.  We were seated and they brought us a basket of fresh baked warm bread with whipped basil butter.  Oh my!!!  We decided to both order off the of the dinner special menu.  Greg got the filet mignon, with cheese pasta in truffle sauce, and roasted veggies.
I had the Pork Porterhouse steak with pumpkin ravioli and roasted veggies.  It was to die for!!!!
I had never even heard of a pork porterhouse steak before!  It was tender and moist, and melted in my mouth!  The ravioli were divine!!!  The baby veggies, perfect!  It was just SO good!!!  After dinner we were tempted  with the dessert menu, and decided, what the heck.  So we each had a nice cup of coffee and ordered the fresh mini donuts, dusted in cinnamon sugar and served with three dipping sauces.  Oh mercy, say no more!!!
This was a wonderful meal!  We will certainly be going back to this little gem of a place on the mountain!  We headed home, with full bellies, and happy hearts.  It was a perfect ending to a perfect weekend.
XO  Kris

20 comments:

Dawn said...

What a lovely day just the two of you had. Treasure those moments:)

Debbiedoo's said...

What a great day Kris.Glad you rose to the occasion. The sky was so blue and just perfect.

priscilla said...

Another great day ,Kris ! Thanks for taking us along ! :) Both your dinners looked amazing!

Heather - The Good Life said...

You two are never short on adventures and what a beautiful day you had. You looks so comfy cozy crocheting away looking out at the beautiful scenery. Hugs to you, Heather

Lynne said...

You're so lucky to live where you can take advantage of the beautiful lakes and mountains! Thanks for sharing your day : )

by Teresa said...

Kris - that husband of yours is awesome! He is so hard working and adventurous, too. I can think of nothing more wonderful that crocheting on a softly rocking boat in the sunshine while hubby fished. You sure did have a stupendous weekend. Lucky girl.
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

The Garden Bell - Kate said...

Now, that's what I call a great day. But, I will admit I just drooled all over my desk at first glance of that meal. Off to find out how to hard boil the perfect egg. Back to reality diet, but thanks for the virtual cheat.

Debbie said...

Oh Kris every bit of this sounds just perfect to me....and that dinner? Oh my, it just looked wonderful. Glad you enjoyed!

Pammy Sue said...

WAaaaah! I wanna go to Big Bear too! That sounds like my kind of day. I bet you got a lot of your orders done. Those things go quick. I'm going to make myself a couple for the trip. Did I mention we're going on a trip to the mountains? Did I? Hehehe.

Whosyergurl said...

Kris,
What a wonderful day!Love your boat, your drive up, the meal...cute hubby, too, BUNNY. Love it all! xo, Cheryl

Kerri said...

Your meal looks amazing! Looks like a perfect weekend. I love that you and your husband truly enjoy your time together. I can only hope that when my husband and I retire that we can enjoy life as much as the two of you do!

annielizabeth said...

Hi! So much to catch up on, you've been a busy gal. Such pretty pics! oxox

NanaNor's said...

Hi Kris, What a wonderful day you and your man had together and of course the food looks pretty spectacular too. Hubby and I ate really well while we were away-now I need to exercise more.
Thanks for sharing my friend; glad you got to spend some time enjoying the fall weather.
Hugs, Noreen

Grayseasailor said...

Thanks for taking us along for a picnic and apple picking, and then boating, crocheting, and a special dinner out! I had a great time and am so glad you and yours did, too, Kris :) A wonderful weekend! xx from Gracie

Tania @ Out Back said...

Oh I love those Autumn colours that are appearing around you Kris. Sounds like another wonderful day on the lake, you are so lucky :)

x

Susanne said...

Wonderful pics of a wonderful time. Thanks for sharing. Once again I am so far behind and playing a bit of catch-up with what is new with friends. Looks like you have been busy with your projects and doing some selling. Good for you!
Susanne :)

Chenille Cottage said...

Hi Kris,
Did I read "Big Bear"? I now live in oregon but, my husband and I met and married in San Diego. We took many a camping trip to Big Bear. Oh, the happy memories!
you're a girl after my own heart with your crochet in hand basking in the sun on the lake. I never go camping without my trusty needlework!
Your blog is a delight!
Blessings,
Carolynn

corners of my life said...

Sounds perfect in so many ways . . .

Linda said...

Sounds like fun!!

Karen Bates said...

What a totally awesome day, just beautiful there too. These days are long gone up here...darn.

Fantastic food...wow!