Bradley Lodge she probably wasn't thinking 5-6 feet of snow would fall. We love snow, using the snow blower, shoveling and having fun, but we weren't expecting so much snow after a month of no snow in California. That said, the snow made for some beautiful pictures and fun memories with our family. It also created a tradition, year two of no power during our family weekend at the Lodge.
car, while another six to ten inches of snow fell, we got the car in the garage at midnight.
Friday we awoke to no power, but made do by working outside, clearing the new snow off the driveway and deck and most importantly around the wood pile (fires are important when the heater doesn't work). My nephews then arrived and we built a snowman, before my cousins arrived for some BBQ'd pizza and eventually power.
Sunday it was off to Bear Valley for a perfect day of skiing in the powder (about 84 inches of snow fell in a week). All in all it was a great weekend and I'm still enjoying it from the couch of the Bradley Lodge as I look out at snow covered trees and blue skies. (Santo Clauez the AugustineIdeas burro also had a great time skiing, sledding, drinking and meeting new friends. He also got to meet even more family during his first ooVoo video chat conversation with people from Boston and Texas.)