Big Bear + Small Family = Great Fun
So much fun - I just had to share all these pictures... I know it's a lot, but it was hard to narrow it down! We got there around 9:30 in the morning and started hiking. We saw TONS of lizards along the trail. Red called it "Lizard Heaven" and I think he might be right. They were EVERYWHERE!! The kids loved to chase them around and watch them scatter. That was probably the highlight of the trip for them. Then we had a picnic lunch by the lake and the kids threw rocks in the water. After that we hiked back to the van and went to the other side of the lake for the alpine slide. I don't have any pictures of this because I wasn't sure what I would do with the camera while I was on my sled. It's kind of like a bob sled track that runs down the side of the mountain. You sit on a sled that has wheels and control how fast or slow you go with a lever in the front. If you want to see a few pics from the website(not of our family), you can go here. Red loved it, I rode the first time with Little Bug and he was not to sure of it. He kind of squeaked all the way down. Hubby took him down the second time and he was a little better, but not much. Baby Girl went with Hubby the first time and loved it! I took her the second time on the faster track and she had a ball. First, she talked smack to her older brother by announcing that we were gonna "RUN YOU DOWN! YEAH!!" Then she screamed "faster faster! Catch him! Get him!" all the way down. What she lacks in stature, she makes up for in mouth!! We had to leave early because Red had a birthday party to attend. All in all it was a wonderful day. Great hike, beautiful scenery, happy family, exciting activity and exhausted kids in the end. Who could ask for more??