What does one do when it snows in the mountains near San Diego? A family trip, of course!
Our 60 degree weather broke routine just around New Year’s when a big (for us) storm blew down from the north. It powdered our local mountains and everyone from the greater county drove out to see it on the 1st.
We had to join in on the fun. Liv has been dying to visit the snow (she was sure that she would wake up to a ‘white Christmas’ even though we assured her we wouldn’t have snow on our lawn on Christmas morning).
We opted for a slightly longer journey to the small mountain town of Idyllwild (we could have hit snow just about 40 miles east of San Diego but the roads were at a crawl! Everyone really was anxious to play in the white powdery stuff). Instead of local snow, we packed up the girls and headed north about 2 hours for an afternoon of sledding – on a boogie board, we’re from San Diego after all :-) – and a cozy Italian dinner in the mountains.
Ahh the girls are getting to be so sweet with each other. Check out this moment that I stole on film:
Taylor’s snow boots were about three sizes too big (and check out that bum, would you?) so Livy helped her traverse the landscape. T wasn’t quite sure what to think of the snow covering the ground. it was cold, wet and she didn’t want to wear a jacket or hat :).
As for the rest of our journey, not a cloud in the sky to be spotted. Who knows when snow will fall again here in sunny Southern California?