Monday, January 12, 2009
Hubby used to ski a lot & still longs for the snow here in S. California - so we drove up to the very funky ski area at Mt. Waterman (Up on the Angeles Crest past - an old-fashioned ski lift and warming hut, etc. )We did see the snow on the mountains - And the towering pines - We are above 5,000 ft.! But it was far too windy to go up the hill! The wind chill factor really makes the experienced temperature go DOWN.
We then had an early dinner at Newcomb's Ranch - a nice restaurant quite near there - You really get an Alpine Experience - and all within an hour or so from L.A. - albeit along a winding mountain road! The sight of the sun going down and the moon coming up was fantastic!
What sort of budget getaways can you get into within reasonable distance of your home? Check out any nearby forest or wilderness area and let's all fight to keep as much green around us as possible!
When I am either in the mountains or at the beach - I wonder why the whole city isn't there, too! Enjoy whatever season you have.
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Into the Snow!
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Winter at the beach
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 | By CarolWeaver
We live near the beach (Gulf Shores on the Alabama Gulf Coast), so we spend a lot of time there, even in the winter. It's a great, inexpensive form of entertainment. And this time of year is nice because we meet a lot of people from up North who have come down to escape frigid temperatures!
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 | By pamphyila
I agree - communing with whatever sort of nature environment is around you is my favorite form of relaxation. We walked on the beach at Carpinteria, just below Santa Barbara, on the coast - and I like it BETTER in the winter. We love the water - and the Channel Islands area is so very beautiful - I see pix of Capri, etc. & realize that could be where we are. They do call it the American Riviera!
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