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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Jenks Lake~Our World Tuesday~090611



As you know, hubby and I love to travel and take our cameras with us and Sunday we headed out to Big Bear.  We originally were set to visit Whitewater Canyon with my aunt, but she cancelled.  Hubby wanted to head up to pine trees and we hadn't been up the highway to Big Bear since BDC (before digital cameras) (about 7 years!)  Yes, can you believe it?  We just don't get over that way very often!  So, we drove through Oak Glen (which was very crowded) and up the road to Big Bear.  We came across a turnoff for Jenks Lake and we talked to the very polite and knowledgeable ranger at Barton Flats and we decided to take that road.  It wandered back into the mountain for a couple of miles and then we saw a parking lot ($5.00 for the day).  There were a lot of cars in the lot, but not that many people around...We found a beautiful, secluded little lake and lots of fishermen out in it with some kind of floating tube for fishing.  There was a nice wooden pier and lots of people were fishing from it.  We found picnic tables and sat and ate our lunch and enjoyed the sounds of blue jays and woodpeckers.  A family had brought their lab/doberman mix with them and I offered him a bite of my turkey which had fallen onto the table.  He eagerly, but politely took it!  It was a good day to get out of the desert as it was 114 down there.  We spent the rest of the afternoon driving through Big Bear and down through Running Springs. Our World Tuesday for September 6, 2011. To visit Our World Tuesday, please go to:  http://ourworldtuesdaymeme.blogspot.com/

9 comments:

cloudbusting2 said...

You make it look like the best place to be in a sunny Sunday. A good day. Thanks.

Tina said...

Beautiful sightseeing :)

Pat said...

Sounds like a wonderful day!

Gaelyn said...

Nice. I haven't been to Big Bear since BDC either.

ladyfi said...

So lovely and relaxing.

Arija said...

A beautiful day for you. Isn't it great when a strange dog shows such good manners? A lovely place to escape to.
I absolutely adore your header photo!

Thanks for posting for Our World.

Rohrerbot said...

It has been super hot here!!!! I don't know how the plants survive it all!!!

Carolyn Ford said...

i used to hike to that lake from my summer camp when i was a kid...loved swimming and canoeing there! nice memories...thank you!

Esther Garvi said...

Ah, don't we just love the concept of going for a walk in beautiful nature with good company?? The dogs just love it too! Thanks for sharing!
Greetings from another desert,
Esther & Sheba