Matt surprises me with a Valentine's Day weekend at Big Bear. I always wondered where we were going, and he basically just told me to bring clothes and all my (cold/ warm) stuff (he clearly doesn't want me to start guessing).
By the time we arrive there, all the snows melted and the small town looked pretty much dry and cold. Although, there were still ski slopes that are made from artificial snows. We drove all around the town, trying out different cafe and restaurant. The lake still looks beautiful with all the green mountains and blue sky.
Our cottage isn't far from everything, even though it feels like it's out in the woods. It's called the Tree Top Cottage. It's nice and very comfy, feels like having our own house together lol. It has a nice fireplace, kitchen, dinning room, bathtub, living and bedroom. My most favorite is the jacuzzi :). Our first night, we rented a movie from RedBox called Blue Jasmine. Not sure what didn't worked that made it skipping all throughout the movie, or is it the old DVD player that comes when we rented the cottage lol. They also provide a complimentary Chardonnay although Matt and I don't drink wine.
On our 2nd day (Valentines night), we played scrabble and surprises me with a delicious rose chocolate cake he got from William- Sonoma. We Take The Cake. He is so sweet and I love him :)
We also walked around the quiet neighborhood and seeing all these expensive houses and cottages surrounded with big tall pine trees. It sure is a very beautiful little town.
We also went to see the wild animals at Big Bear Alpine Zoo. All the animals are placed there for rehabilitation. We would sometimes make fun of these amazing animals and seeing how lazy and pampered they are haha. My favorite shot is this Bald Eagle. He looks a little meanie lol.
It was a nice short stay but we had a lot of fun. The place was really nice and definitely gonna go back again!