bye bye newport
I left for Kit's place at around nine Wednesday morning. I didn't have to be at his place until ten, but I wanted to have a full tank of gas before we left. Anyway, figures that by the time I got there, he wasn't even done packing.
that's all the clothing he took
We left about a quarter after ten, stopping by a bakery to get croissants, coffee, and these french cream puff things...I know the name but I'm not going to embarass myself trying to spell it.
We ended up taking a wrong turn into Running Springs somewhere along the way, but other than that the trip went smoothly. He's normally a speed devil, but on the way up he let almost everyone pass him at the turnouts.
It was around 12:30 when we got there; check in time was at two. After finding the place, he drove around looking for a place where we could access the shore of the lake. We drove into a marina (the Big Bear Marina, I think) and parked and chilled there for a bit.
on a bench close to shore
Kit wanted to feed the ducks. All we had were potato chips, but that turned out not to be a problem. As soon as the ducks heard the rustle of the bag they started following us, seriously. I was afraid they were going to start attacking us, but there was actually only one duck that would actually get that close to us. So close, in fact, that we could hand-feed it.
We left the marina a few minutes before two (I had to pee) to go check in to the B&B. We went to the office where the owners, Mark and Vicki, checked us in and took our morning beverage request . The tiny office smelled of their yappy little dog, which I don't think liked us very much. Anyhow, Mark showed us the lodge and gave us the door code and our key.
lazy bum ;P well...then again he did drive the whole way up
First thing Kit did upon arriving was climb into bed to take a nap. I decided to look around and *ahem* take photos of everything in the room. One of the novelties of the room was the little bedside journal that was on the nightstand. It seems that most people who had occupied that particular room (Butch and Sundance) left a short message in the journal regarding the wonderful hospitality and accomodations. There was only one entry that was worth mentioning really.
i just totally violated someone's privacy with this pic
I really wanted pizza, so we went out to go pick up a pie. He was thinking of doing some fishing the next day, so he wanted to go looking for a sporting goods store. Turns out everything in Big Bear closes at five, so although we did find a store it was closed. Or shut. Whatever.
We went to Rick's Pizza. Can't say much about the service, the cashier seemed kind of indifferent to us, but the pizza was mighty good. Kit ate a slice as soon as we got to the car and made a huge mess of himself.
the television is scaring me...
Took the rest of the pizza back to the lodge and watched Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid on the lodge VCR in the living room. They had a decent selection of videos, including all the namesakes of the different rooms in the lodge.
After the movie, we cleaned up and headed back to our room. I took a bubble bath in the claw-footed tub before going to bed early.
rubber duckie was included :)