Trip to Big Bear, California, Part II

The cabin walls were covered with huge log slabs, very rustic. Our room had a fireplace and a full kitchen, plus a private balcony/porch.

The kitchen in our cabin.

Our little granddaughters would love this children's playground with playhouse.

Our granddaughters would also love this pretty pool.

The hosts at Oak Knoll Lodge often build a campfire on weekends. I was too tired on Friday to take advantage of it, and they didn't build a fire on Saturday, so we missed out on toasting marshmallows.

The landscaping was a riot of color, a mix of wildflowers and old English garden favorites like hollyhocks, foxgloves, larkspurs, and coreopsis.

We had dinner on Saturday night at Peppercorn Grille in Big Bear Lake. The food there was incredible! Great Italian menu.

On our last morning there, we had brunch at the Mill Creek Manor Tea Room. Adorable place, but tea was $5.

What do you think? Is the decor over the top? I liked it, but it made Vic squirm.

They have a hat rack with hats that can be borrowed while you're having tea. I picked one and wore it while we ate.

Do I look like I'm enjoying myself? I was. I thought that the prices were a bit high, but I would definitely love to go back.

About Lou Murray, Ph.D.

I'm a professional writer/photographer, avid gardener, and active environmentalist living in southern California. I am retired from writing a weekly newspaper column on environmental topics in the Huntington Beach Independent, but I am still teaching at the Orange County Conservation Corps. This blog chronicles my efforts to live a green life growing as much food as possible for my husband and myself on a 4,500 sq ft yard that is covered mainly by house, garage, driveway, and sidewalks.
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