A Cottage by the Lake

A cottage by the lake in Big Bear, California. What a perfect place to relax and enjoy the cool air, beautiful trees and everything right within walking distance. The beach is where we usually go but this time we decided to get a cottage by the lake. We got up early every morning and hiked down to the lake , and then we rented paddle boats and boy did we get our exercise trying to get from point A to point B which was impossible, with a four-year old steering. Next we tried to kayak, finally we rented a beautiful motor boat and had a wonderful dinner on board.  Darrill and Leo played minture golf while I had lunch at a Tea house. At night we walked out under the stars and told storys in the woods. A magical place.

I would like to come back next year and bring our bikes , There is going to be a  bike race called “Tour_de_Big_Bear. “, August 4th at the Village 7am to 4pm. Cycling enthusiasts will enjoy some of the same roads as Stage #6 of the 2010 and 2012  amgen-tour-of-california.  Whether you select the 25, 50, 70 or new 100 mile stages, you will be treated to some of the most spectacular cycling scenery in Southern California.

Next post beautiful  San Diego, Have a great weekend !

 Last summer it was newport-beach-cottage.

Our back roads…

It was a nice and relaxing weekend. And thanks for all the comments and emails on my,  Almost perfect day.  Darrill installed pergo flooring in the dinning room which by the way he did all by himself and it looks great ! I guess I could do a before and after photo of the dinning room, maybe later on this week.   After I have spent 20 years designing room and kitchens for soooo many clients, I have lost interest in decorating. But when people come to our home everyone does comment on my unique style, and how comfy our home is, but I  wished we loved in a little romantic cottage by the sea, or a loft in a cosmopolitan city, where I could ride my bike everywhere. We live in a big Tuscon tract home, pretty much like everyone else in Southern California. But I do love our back roads, and our beautiful views. You can see all the way to the snow-covered mountains.  And all our mountains are  snow-capped as the weather here has been usually cold and rainy. I don’t mind one bit , I love cold crisps mornings here in California, something we don’t get enough of. Leonardo and I went for a walk along our beautiful back roads…




… we had a simply wonderful time… I think these back roads would be a great place for a photo shoot ! 

 I hope you have a nice week !