Do you want to build a snowman???
Because we do! And we did! And after these little beauties popped up on my Facebook page, friends from all over couldn’t believe what they were seeing! Yes! That is us in FRESH POWDER! It was a San Diego Snow Day!!
Yes! That is San Diego! YES! It was just 15 minutes from our house, and yes we got flurries and flakes here, but sadly no, they didn’t stick around. So we drove up the mountain into a little town east of San Diego called Pine Valley (and I’ve been bothering Charlie forever for us to buy a house here because, cute and quaint with seasons within 45 minutes of downtown!) Also, this could be our backyard a few days out of the year! And no snow shoveling cuz it melts the next day!
But seriously, we got blanketed up in the mountains on the 30th on December and spent a good portion of New Years Eve making snow angels and snow people in jeans and our warmest of warmies. Hey! We’re SoCal girls, we don’t own winter gear! I was wearing fingerless gloves for heaven’s sake! Fashion over function over here y’all.
Some of you might have gotten the sneak peek on Instagram (that’s why you should FOLLOW ME!) but for those who missed out, check out some of my favorite shots from our romp in the snow!
Did I forget to mention this was Abbey’s very first time ever experiencing snow? Because it was. Check it out, pure, unadulterated joy.
I love being able to experience the firsts with her!
I think Audrey was more excited about her outfit than the snow (she was all ombre’d out!), but she was determined to make a snowman with what little snow there was, and started gathering snow from all over to make the base.
So here is the fruit of all our labor, and my “our” I mean theirs because I was too busy being pegged by rouge snowballs and taking tons of photos to actually do too much with the snowman – and also fingerless gloves are great for warm hands and the ability to use electronics at the same time, but not so much building snow people or snow balls to defend oneself.
Abbey thought he needed some big antlers…
For those of you in San Diego who would like to experience this next snowfall, head East on Highway 8 and exit Descanso and head north. Follow the signs to Pine Valley. All of these photos were taken in Pine Valley Park in the heart of town. I also HIGHLY recommend Calvin’s Family Restaurant for lunch – their chicken fingers and zucchini planks are to die for! Pine Valley gets snow a few times a year in winter, and usually melts the next day, but for those of you who want more or longer lasting snow, head up higher to Julian.
Be forewarned though, that on snowy weekends and holidays you can experience up to 3 hours of traffic up and down the mountain. It’s best to watch the weather conditions and book a room ahead of time at one of the hotels up there. Don’t forget to bring chains or 4WD vehicles to even be allowed up the mountain. Lots of warm changes of clothes and layers are highly recommended! Have fun!
What are your favorite things to do in the snow?