Friday, February 26, 2021

AND THIS IS HOW SOMEONE MAKES IT THROUGH IN A POWER OUTAGE AND ICE S TORM THAT GOES FOR DAYS

 I want to place the link HERE so if you live anywhere that might experience what this family did you will be more prepared if you see what they found out worked and what they learned will be also important in the event of an ice storm.  

I don't know why I didn't know what parts of Oregon were going through because all the news I've seen was about Texas.   I don't watch a lot of news so maybe I just missed the Oregon ice storm. 

Living in the mountains where we have lost power for up to a week (which I only experienced three days of)... i find this info really helpful.

The LInk above  takes you to HotflashHomestead which is in Oregon.


Thursday, February 25, 2021

ONE OF THE PLACES I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO GOING TO AGAIN

 This restaurant is over in Cedar Glen - a little part of Lake Arrowhead that has some really nice areas to drive through but also a restaurant with the best chicken tenders i've had (and their beer is pretty good too).  

The lower part of the building is a bar and the upper art is a fine dining restaurant.  We have only ever been in the lower part but I did walk up the stairs one time to see what it looked like up top (you know it's fine dining in the mountains when the tables have tablecloths, lol)

Near the restaurant to the left is one of my favorite thrift stores and consignment shops.  Again, in that building the consignment shop is on the first floor and the thrift store is second floor.  Some of my favorite houses I have photographed have been in the Cedar Glen area.  

They are still closed for inside eating because of Covid but I'm wondering if they have outside dining.  I will check that out soon.

And that's the news for today from So Cal mountains.




Tuesday, February 16, 2021

POSTING SOME RECENT PHOTOS - A FEW IN LAKE ARROWHEAD AND UP THE HWY TO ANOTHER TOWN

 We went out yesterday driving  up the  mountain past Lake Arrowhead on up to a town called Running Springs.  There is an area that i like,  a flat area that reminds me more of being on a country road than mountain roads.   We made sure to drive by this one house where they have horses.  Every time we go by the horses  are out by the fence but this time I could only see them from a distance.  The snow has melted quite a bit and it seems we have about 10 more days (10 day weather outlook if they are correct) of no snow.  

I feel for the people in Texas and Oklahoma who are dealing with power outages with extreme temps and no heat.   Hopefully that will all get sorted out soon for them.   

On the way back we did some shopping at Lake Arrowhead Village and on home.  Felt so good getting out and about. 

Also Sky Park /Santa's Village is in one of the photos .  They were closed for the day but usually the parking lot is packed .  There are lots of fun things to do there  from outside ice skating in winter and roller skating in summer, bike paths that go for miles, a huge campground that was just created across the highway from the Skypark - where people can camp in their RV's overlooking the valley below.  There are zip lines, things for small kids to do, restaurants, shops.  I've only been there twice since it opened in 2015 but would love to go again.  But, it's WAY too expensive if all you want to do would be walk around and stop in a restaurant to eat.

Hope all is well in your world.  It's pretty darn good in mine right now since the snow has melted quite a bit.














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