Friday, July 30, 2010


Thursday, July 29, 2010

This Weekend in Big Bear Lake!

Events This Weekend!

Friday Nights in the Village- Come to the Village in Big Bear every Friday night to enjoy family entertainment, great shopping, restaurants, arts and crafts fair, live music and more in the Village of Big Bear Lake.

Big Bear Mountain Twilight Music Festival - Enjoy a twilight experience in an intimate surrounding of Jeffry pines and aromas with some of the best sounds of traditional and progressive bluegrass, western, celtic, folk, country rock, blues and a few nods to the “King”. Proceeds benefit forest restoration, environmental education and responsible recreation initiatives of the National Forest Association.

Movies on the Beach: "Imagine That" - The Big Bear Valley Parks and Recreation and the Kiwanis Club present the movie "Imagine That" at the Swim Beach at Meadow Park. Admission is FREE. Gates open at 7:00 PM and movies start at 9:00 PM. Families are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs.

The Current Forecast

A small amount of mid & upper level moisture will drift into the area to bring some afternoon clouds through the rest of this week, but afternoon thundershowers look pretty unlikely through the weekend, but will be watched for any additional surge of monsoon moisture. Temperatures will remain close to normal as afternoon highs climb into the upper 70s while lows cool into the upper 40s & lower 50s through the period with little change into next week.

#25 Ride the sky chair to the top of Snow Summit

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

#44 - Play with your dogs on the beach of Shore Acres

My pups, Bob Digger and Harper, playing on the Beach at Shore Acres Lodge. One of my favorite things to do on our list of 100 Things to Do!

My morning commute!

Check out the view from my 5 minute commute to work in the's a rough life up here in Big Bear Lake!

I checked my list of "100 Things to Do" to see if I could cross one off, but there wasn't one that read "remind yourself why you live in such a beautiful place before 8AM"...maybe there should be! Have a great day!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Endure the Bear Drawing

Big Bear Vacations is teaming up with Open Air Big Bear to offer one lucky trail runner a sweet pad for race weekend! On September 11, 2010 the inaugural Endure the Bear Trail Run will be held in Big Bear Lake, CA. With 5K, 15K, 30K, and 50K courses there is sure to be something for everybody.

Enter the 2010 Endure the Bear – Trail Run before August 28 and you could win luxury accommodations for the weekend of September 11 compliments of Big Bear Vacations.

Drawing will be held on September 1 and announced online.

Details Here!

Monday, July 26, 2010

More things being done!

Working on my "100 Things to Do" list this past weekend. Saturday included a night hike to the infamous mushroom caves, #95 on the list. This was the highlight of the day and was much cooler than I expected. The cave drops down about 30 ft to an underground stream. Some squeezing is definitely required! If your looking for info on how to find this "thing" good luck! I scoured the internet for detail and nothing. For a while I thought this might be a "fake thing" but a friend who has been living in Big Bear his whole life was able to point the way and we found it! We explored for an hour or more before doing a little Star Gazing, #37, and the relaxing in the spa, #46. Not a bad Saturday night if you ask me!

#95 Hike to the Mushroom Caves

#37 Star Gazing

#46 Relax in the Spa

Friday, July 23, 2010

#64 Watch a new release in Big Bear's old fashion movie theater

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#70 Stroll Friday Nights in the village

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#79 Try to spit the ghost at Captains Anchorage

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The Weekend in Big Bear!

It's shaping up to be an AMAZING weekend up here in Big Bear Lake! Do you have plans to come up yet? I am going to continue working towards my "things" goal starting tonight with dinner and a movie followed by a little stargazing! Saturday I might try to locate the infamous mushroom caves and Sunday sounds like a good day to go swimming in the lake! Stay tuned for pictures!

Don't forget about these great specials we have going on all summer long!

Choose a Freebie!

Free Monday Nights!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

#91 Sweeten up at a Big Bear candy store

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

#42 Kick back at Shore Acres swimming pool.

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

#69 - Go Shopping at the Farmers Market

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My "things to do" goal!

Awoke to anther gorgeous day in Big Bear Lake! Today I have decided to start tackling our list of "100 Things to Do" with the goal being to do at least one thing a day for the remainder of the summer. Hopefully that will be enough time to do all the "things" that fall into the summer category. First picture coming soon!

I'm not going to be able to use weather as an excuse for not getting out to do "things"...check out this forecast!

"Picture perfect summer weather will continue this week with occasional afternoon clouds & light southwest winds 5-10mph with slightly stronger gusts through the afternoon hours. Highs will climb into the lower 80s, cooling slightly later in the week as our lows dip back into the upper 40s. A minor intrusion of monsoon moisture by the weekend will bring an increase in humidity and possibly a chance of isolated afternoon thundershowers returning."

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Big Bear Paddlefest

Awesome weekend of events in Fawnskin at the 3rd annual paddlefest. Managed a 7th place finish in the 10k kayak race...not too shabby!

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Free Monday's in Big Bear Lake!

Big Bear Vacations is offering FREE Monday Night's all Summer Long! Book one of our participating Vacation Homes, Condos, or Cabins between now and Labor Day and ADD MONDAY NIGHT to your reservation for FREE!

Monday Night's are also home of the famous Monday Night BBQ's at Shore Acres Lodge. Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, and Live Music all on the house at one of Big Bear Lake's oldest Lakefront Lodges. Join us as we celebrate summer in Big Bear Lake!

Book Online Here!

Monday, July 5, 2010

This Week In Big Bear Lake

Friday Nights in the Village- Come to the Village in Big Bear every Friday night to enjoy family entertainment, great shopping, restaurants, arts and crafts fair, live music and more in the Village of Big Bear Lake.

Jordan Romero Book Signing - 13 year-old mountaineer Jordan Romero will be in Big Bear to autograph his new book, THE BOY WHO CONQUERED EVEREST. The book is a full color scrapbook-style storybook (intended for readers ages 8-15) and includes nearly 200 photos covering four years of Team Jordan’s climbing adventures, from Mount Kilimanjaro through Mount Everest. The conclusion is Jordan’s message to kids to set goals and follow their dreams.

Big Bear Paddlefest - Big Bear PaddleFest is a festival of clinics and races for kayaks and canoes on the North Shore of Big Bear Lake, hosted by North Shore Trading Company. For two days in July, paddlers can test their stamina at 6700', take beginner through advanced clinics, and learn about the latest in paddling gear from vendors and sponsors.

The Current Forecast from Big Bear Weather

Fair weather through the week ahead with near normal temperatures & breezy afternoons as daytime highs climb into the 70s with lows generally into the 40s. By the end of the week the flow around high pressure will turn southeasterly drawing up some monsoon moisture for a few afternoon clouds and a slight chance of an isolated shower or thunderstorm by the weekend.

Friday, July 2, 2010