Sunday, August 25, 2013

Work Hard, Play Hard

  That's me in the khaki jacket.  
Mammoth Lakes, CA

I took an unplanned two week break from blogging due to that "big project" I was working on.  After I finished the first phase of it, my family and I took a week vacation to Mammoth Lakes, CA.  It's a great place to get away and as you can see, the views are beautiful.  If you like hiking, biking, golfing or fishing I highly recommend visiting Mammoth in the summer.  It's also only an hour away from Yosemite which I'll share a little bit about later.

For the first time our family was able to go horseback riding together.  In the past, my daughter was too young for the one hour trips.  After the experience, we all decided this was a must-do activity anytime we visit Mammoth.  We went on our tour with Mammoth Lakes Pack Outfit.  

Twin Lakes, Mammoth

Snowcreek Resort, Mammoth

We've been to Mammoth three times now and we always stay at the Snowcreek Resort.  This is picture of the view when we step out the front door.

 Mono Lake, Lee Vining

We drove out to Mono Lake one day, it's about 45 minutes away from Mammoth. It was close to the end our trip so the kids were spent when we got there.  It was one those "saw it, lets go home" moments for the kids.  So basically, we visited the gift shop and I took this picture.

On our way home we drove through Yosemite.  This photo was taken yesterday, August 24th.  It was bright and clear when we drove through Tuolumne Meadows.  As we got closer to Half Dome, the sky began to get more hazy.  When we were in Yosemite everything seemed to be running as normal despite the fires.  


KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Beautiful photos! I am going to add this to our bucket list! so glad you are having such a wonderful summer.

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Suzanne said...

What a beautiful getaway! It is indeed a turning point in family vacations when the youngest member is old enough to do everything on the itinerary. Yay!

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