I have my two escrows on track enough to take the family on a two day vacation to the mountains (thank goodness for the good iPhone reception). We stayed in a cabin for a couple of nights at Big Bear Lake.
Big Bear Lake is a great four season resort. We all know about the skiing and snowboarding opportunities around Big Bear Lake in the winter, but summer is just as fun. It took just two hours to get there from my house in Anaheim (near Raymond and the 91 freeway) and only about an hour and 45 minutes to get home (no tire chains needed in summer, of course). My son went swimming in the lake for the first time. He loves the water but the ocean is sometimes too rough for a baby. We are very privileged here in Southern California to have so many different outdoor recreation choices. I'm heading to Irvine Regional Park tomorrow morning to participate in the monthly Adopt-A-Park program with the OC Regional Parks.
Big Bear Lake, CA