Our (Darrill and I) Christmas tradition is to get up early after Christmas eve with my children and head up to Big Bear to go skiing. I love the beautiful scenic drive up to Big Bear. It only takes about 1 1/2 hours to get to snow summit from our home, but the roads were closed from all the rain , so we had to go up the back way and it took about 2 1/2 hours. Never the less it was still a beautiful drive, and well worth it !
Simply beautiful white snow-covered mountains…
and beautiful flocked evergreen trees…
We all try to recreate this winter wonderland in our homes for Christmas, but it’s never quite as beautiful as natures creation.
Leo likes to ski, but he loves sitting down and playing in the snow.
and he loves to stick his finger in the snow and eat it.
He then said he was hungry and wanted a snack bar…and then he wanted another one. A little Al fresco dinning. Then he wanted me to just sit there in the snow with him.
Darrill finally came and decided to take him to the bunny slope, and I headed to the ski lifts, which were pretty empty. I love riding the ski lifts and just looking out at the beautiful snow covered moutains. Just me and natures finest.
The snow was a beautiful cold blue power, perfect for skiing. The temperature was a warm but brisk 45 degrees.
I skied untill the sun went down, and the sunset was breathtaking.
Santa was there, so Leo wanted to have our picture taken with him.
I was able to talk Darrill into coming back here to spend our New Years eve here skiing.
I have a superstition that how you spend your New Years eve is how your year will be. So hopefully our New Year will be eventful and in celebration of the beauty of nature…
Have a wonderful New Year !