Sunday, January 23, 2011

Big Bear Lake


I got there Monday morning at 6am and ran 8 miles of trails and then went to the Grizzly Manor Cafe to eat breakfast...

Which was this HUGE pancake! YUM
This place is very popular.. they have great food. If you are ever in Big Bear and are craving a pancake.. this is the place to go.

Later a friend, her pups, and I snowshoed another 2 miles of trails that afternoon.. which gave me a good 10 miles that day! I was super excited about that! :)

Tuesday we boarded at Snow Summit for half day.


Then it was back to Orange County to read. It really was a great mini vaca!! 
I ran another 6 on Saturday and 10 today. This weeks grand total was 26 miles! Yay!

Check out the mini movie of our "awesome" tricks!! I am the one on the snowboard. :) There is also a little montage of Ebby at the end.. She is getting so big - losing her first tooth!! 


  1. Big Bear! How fun. I haven't been there in so many years, probably 13 years. looks like you had a great time : ) Fun movie. The time goes too fast : ( My oldest baby is almost taller than me now.

  2. Wow that looks soo amazingly beautiful!! That pancake is the biggest pancake I've ever seen! If I ate that I'd be asleep under the table drooling on myself LOL!!

  3. What beautiful pictures, and some great time outside. Sounds like a wonderful trip away.

  4. Oh my that's some beautiful scenery! What a nice escape from the city. Those diners are really cool...I remember one very similar in AZ in the middle of nowhere...but never had a pancake the size of Texas before ;).

  5. I LOVE BIG BEAR....I will be going for the pancakes next time. I bet your trail run was gorgeous!! Love mini vacations!

  6. This looks awesome! I've never been there but now I want to go! Cute kids too!

  7. Man - it's been years since I've been up there! Nice video. Nice mini vacation!

  8. Thanks for visiting everybody! :)

    I definitely recommend the pancakes up there. I tried but couldn’t quite finish it all. The middle of that saucer was amazing. The trails were beautiful and the snowboarding was beast. It was a great time. :)

    Thanks for checking out the video.. :) Kids get so big so fast!! I can't believe it! I feel like the older I get the faster time goes by. It is so crazy!

  9. Great pics!!! That pancake is SO BIG! Looks good though!

  10. Great miles for the week! I tell you I want to be in CA right now! I am so tired of running in snow. This too shall pass, right?

    Do you set weekly mile goals? You do great at getting in long runs. I haven't done more than 7 since my 1/2 in October!!!!

    Have a great week - how's all that reading going?

    Judi :)

  11. Mallory, It was huge but really tasty!! :)

    Judy, I can imagine you are ready to run in some warm air with dry ground!! Spring is coming.. just hang in there!! I do set weekly goals for mileage.. Trying to run 20-25 miles every week. Do you? I think I do a lot of long runs because I have to be a "weekend warrior" to get my miles in.

    Reading is going slow.. but is still going! :)

  12. I love the music accompanyig the video. And isn't it great to live where you can ski and snowboard in the morning and be surfing by evening in the ocean!

  13. Wow what a beautiful place! I am missing the trails like crazy...I need this ice to melt already.