Big Bear Vacation – Day 4

The weather was hot and dry. The highs were in the 80s. The relative humidity was below 10% during the day. As a result, everyone noses were very dry.

Some even got bloody noses. Here’s Lizzie with hers.

Lizzie with a bloody nose

Several of Tim’s coworkers recommended the board game Sequence. So we bought a copy and played it multiple times during our stay.

Victoria, Nicole, Hannah, Jason, Joanna, Jeri, and Tim playing Sequence

Day four (Thursday) was grill day. Here’s Jeffrey preparing to grill.

Jeffrey getting the burgers ready for the grill

We prepared some chocolate-chip cookie dough before we left home. And then we baked cookies several times during our vacation.

We ate a big, late lunch.

Eating around the table

Downstairs had a pool table, an air hockey table, an indoor basketball game, and a Pac-man arcade game.

Then we headed to Big Bear Lake to try kayaking and paddle boarding.

Group shot at Big Bear Lake. Jeffrey was on the far left and got cut off. (Sorry Jeffrey)

Initially we rented two paddle boards and three two-person kayaks for two hours (5 PM till closing at 7 PM). Although there were 11 people and only eight spots, our plan was to swap people after an hour.

However after Tim rowed out on a paddle board, he realized that no one out on the lake had their cell phones (due to the water). Plus it was looking like a lot of fun for everyone.

So he decided to paddle back and rent two more kayaks. However the guys at the dock said that it was getting late and if I rented two more kayaks that we wouldn’t have much time left. So he gave us two kayaks for free!

Hannah and Jason heading out in their kayak
Victoria (back) and Sarah kayaking
Lizzie and Nicole kayaking
Tim and Joanna kayaking
Josiah and Jeri paddling by
Lizzie and Nicole in the foreground. Hannah and Jason behind them. Victoria and Sarah to the left.
Jeffrey paddle boarding
Jeffrey resting
Hannah and Jason on the lake
Tim in the back of the kayak
Joanna at Big Bear Lake

Later that evening, some had left over barbecue for a snack.

Jason, Hannah, Sarah, and Jeffrey eating some leftover barbecue