Monday, April 01, 2013

Rim of the World, Monday, April 1, 2013

Oops, no blog written yesterday.  Well there was not much to write as we didn’t do much.  Just went into Desert Hot Springs for lunch at a Mexican restaurant since there wasn’t much else opened for Easter.  We just needed a day to catch our breathe.  It was also a very windy day and that wind continued throughout the night and through today.

We were scheduled to move today but decided to stay another night.  We had another area that we wanted to see and we hope the winds calm down by tomorrow.  So after paying for tonight at the campground office and stopping in Desert Hot Springs for me to get a haircut (the worst cut I’ve ever had) we took off in the Jeep for the San Bernardino area and drove the “Rim of the World Byway”.    This very winding 110-mile road goes through elevations from 2,940 to 8,443 feet.  The road passes through the resort town of Big Bear Lake and around the lake.  “Big Bear Snow” was a manmade snow covered hill for sliding down on tubes and a conveyor belt that returned the folks up to the top- kind of unique and it was busy today.  We had packed a picnic lunch, not knowing that there would be places to get lunch, that we ate at a picnic area in the San Bernardino National Forest.  This was a nice drive with beautiful scenery.  It was cooler today and in the higher elevations that we drove  the temperatures were in the 40’s- in Desert Hot Springs 70’s.