Posts Tagged ‘Family’

The Annual Big Bear Lake Antique Car Club “Fun Run” revs into town this weekend in beautiful Big Bear Lake. This annual classic car show has been going on since I was a kid and it just gets better every year!

Back in the early 80’s, my parents owned an ShowandShineice cream parlor in the heart of The Village so I spent a lot of time there – especially in the summer months. This was back when we had a full three months off of school for summer break (which by the way I loved as a kid, but was thankful for shorter breaks as a parent! 😉 ) so I was always looking for something to do. I remember spending hours at the Fun Run, looking at all of the cars, listening to the owners rev the engines. All of the bright and shiny colors the cars were painted fascinated me along with all of that chrome! It was something to behold!

Many years later, when my son was 5, we took him to his first Big Bear Lake Fun Run. We put on our best representation of ’50’s clothes’ and spent the afternoon ooh-ing and ahh-ing all over again. Of course we funrun99008each had our favorite hot rod and had many debates on why ours was the best. The car owners were happy to tell ‘the boy’ all about the car, rev the engine and honk the horn for him. All in all, a great afternoon spent making family memories.

The weather this weekend looks to be right around 80° so why not head up to Big Bear with your family to cool down and make some ‘Fun Run’ memories of your own?

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fishinfor50_realThis weekend is the Annual Fishin’ for 50k Trout Derby in Big Bear. Here’s hoping that you catch one of the tagged trout and win some big $$! If you don’t, here are some of the fish that you might catch in Big Bear Lake. 🙂 Good luck!!

Big Bear Lake has many summer activities to offer visitors of all ages. One of the most popular is fishing. Whether or not you like to eat fish, fishing is easy to do and can be fun for the whole family.

Fishing is allowed from a boat or from the shore and there are many beautiful places where you can set up your day camp and fish. The north shore of the lake has some of the best fishing spots.

During summer, fishing is excellent from before sunup to just before mid-morning. In the afternoon fishing is great from early sundown until dark. A California fishing license is required for anyone over the age of 16 years; these can be purchased at various establishments in the Big Bear Lake area.

Big Bear Lake is stocked with several kinds of fish including the following:

Join us in beautiful, Big Bear Lake for your next adventure and try your hand at fishing. RS Vacations has cabins to suit every need including lakefront homes with private docks, so visit us online today to find your perfect Big Bear Getaway!

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Vacations are for making memories. Holidays are for making memories. Why not combine the two and have an amazing Big Bear experience this winter? One of the truly great things about Big Bear is the variety of activities available. Whether you are a couple, a family with kids or a large group, there is something for you! What does Big Bear have to offer? Here are just some of the fun, winter activities to take part in.

Big-Bear-Lake-Cross-Country-Skiing_33_656x420Looking for some action? Try your legs at skiing or snowboarding at one of our world-class resorts. You can get private or group lessons, rent equipment or get a package that includes everything you’ll need for a day of winter fun. The view from the top is spectacular!

Do you want to experience the view at a slower pace? Well then, cross-country skiing or snowshoeing is the way to go. There are several different trails and difficulties to suit your needs. Experience the forests of Big Bear under sparkling blue skies!

Maybe you want to experience the snow without all the work? Then tubing is where it’s at. We have two snow play resorts that feature ‘magic carpets’ to get you up the hill so that you can spend more time enjoying getting down. Race your family members down one of the longest runs in Southern California.

How about seeing Big Bear from a different perspective? Take a Helicopter tour of the snow-covered Valley, a Segway tour through town or a Jeep Tour into the forest that finishes with an exhilarating zip-lining experience through the treetops.

We also have, ice skating, horseback riding, bowling, laser tag, movie theaters, spas, a museum, a zoo and so much more. There are restaurants and bars for every taste, live music, and the Village is packed full of charming shops. We really do have it all!

If you are lucky enough to spend the Holidays with us, you can take part in Santa’s Grand Entrance and Village Tree Lighting Ceremony, Christmas in the Village, the New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade or New Year’s Eve parties at Bear Mountain, Snow Summit or several other places in the Valley.

cedarfrontwinterAfter you’ve spent the day experiencing all of the action Big Bear has to offer, you’ll want to wind down in a cozy cabin, with a roaring fire, a soak in the spa and maybe a friendly game of pool, foosball or air hockey. We can help you with that part! RS Vacations has cabins of all sizes to suit your needs with amenities galore. Having a private cabin to call your own, means you can relax and unwind with all the privacy you could want. Just what you need for your perfect wintertime getaway! Visit us today to book a Big Bear cabin before they’re all gone! Your amazing holiday vacation starts here!!

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It has been a really rough year for me. It was by far the worst year of my life. As Thanksgiving rolls around, I usually start thinking back on the past year and pondering all the things I am grateful for. When I started to do that this year, however, I began to wallow in negativity and feel that I didn’t have a whole lot to be thankful for. This has been weighing on me for a couple of weeks now as I see many of my friends on Facebook listing daily the gratitude they feel for different things. I just haven’t been feeling it this year and I have been stuck in a funk about it. Over the last couple of days I have really been trying to focus on the positive and see that despite all of the many horrible things that have happened over the past twelve months or so, I still have a great deal to be thankful for.

I’m thankful to be alive. One year ago, that was not a certainty. Cancer barged into my life but it did not beat me. I am here and I am healthy.

I am grateful for a roof over my head. It may not be the home that we poured so much of ourselves into, but it is still home for now because we fill it with love.

I am so very thankful for my family. Without my husband and son, I would have never made it through this past year. I feel so blessed that the hubby is mended from his injury and back to work.

I am extremely grateful for my job. Just when it looked like the bills couldn’t get paid, fate stepped in and provided me with the perfect situation.

It goes on and on. Everyone has something to be thankful for, even if life has been dumping lemons on your head all year. Having an attitude of gratitude will truly help you to be a happier person regardless of your circumstances. Find the silver lining and it really will lighten the burden.

From myself and the entire RS Vacations family, we wish you a blessed Thanksgiving. May it be a time filled with love, laughter and gratitude for life.

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