Coming Soon! Showing off a bit of Southern California

We have been busy the past two weeks with a visit from my mother-in-law, Nancy. It was time for us to get out and show off a few places in Southern California that she had not seen before. When you have a visitor that has seen your neck of the woods with many visits over the past 25+ years, it is a little more challenging to find something new and exciting – but we definitely tried.

My next few posts will highlight our outings…

Wednesday, March 11th

Overlook on Highway 18, between Running Springs and Big Bear

Joanne, Tim and Nancy ~ Overlook on Highway 18, between Running Springs and Big Bear

Our little cabin is in the San Bernardino mountains, half way between Lake Arrowhead and Big Bear. Sitting at 6,000 feet in elevation, we get to experience four distinct seasons, unlike the San Fernando Valley (where our home was located that we sold in 2013) which has perpetual summer. 

We have experienced a mild winter and the local ski resort of Snow Valley has limped by with a very short season, supplemented by manufacturing and blowing snow. Tim managed only one ski day this year and was sorely disappointed.

Starting with a drive to Big Bear and over to Barton Flats, we showed off our mountain views. Tim took a short dash through the trees to see if he could find any of the elusive morel mushrooms, but it is still a little too early in the season.

I think we are simply going to need a trip back to Southern Oregon for some serious mushroom hunting!

Gratitude Moment: Today I am grateful for the opportunity to spend this family time together.

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About Tim and Joanne Joseph

Hi and welcome! We are Tim and Joanne Joseph and we have just embarked on our latest adventure. We hope you will join us!
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3 Responses to Coming Soon! Showing off a bit of Southern California

  1. One of the best areas to see…

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  2. Frank and Anne Chrabas says:

    Greeting from Bangkok Airport. Spending the hours revistiting our South Africa trip. Your photos and prose are awesome. I was trying to find information on cost of your secondary trip to Zimbawae, could not find website? Would you recommend them.Hope to see you and Tim again. Safe Travels


    • Hello Frank and Anne! How wonderful to hear from you. Was your time in Thailand amazing? I’m glad you enjoyed revisiting our Africa trip. I have such wonderful memories. We had a very good time on the second part of our journey but I’m sorry to say that unfortunately no, at this time I can not recommend the tour company we used for Zimbabwe as they have cancelled their last two groups with no advance warning, leaving their passengers disappointed, high and dry and no alternative but to not travel. I too hope our paths cross again, perhaps on another Gate 1 trip!


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