Saturday, September 24, 2022

Mike's 70th Birthday Weekend Celebration Part 2

 We woke up leisurely on Saturday morning at the cabin. The morning light in the mountains through the pine trees is beautiful. The air was cool and refreshing. The average daily temperatures are in the mid 70's. The sky is blue.  

It's beautiful to wake up here.  Mike always starts a pot of coffee and Jocelyn and Vicente brought bagels, cream cheese, lox, and all the trimmings for a great breakfast.  

We spent the morning hours listening to music, relaxing and enjoying the surroundings.


We were told that Lake Arrowhead Village has its' annual Octoberfest during  the fall weekends so we drove to the village to see what we could see. 

There was a live band playing German polka music and various entertainment scheduled throughout the day.  It was crowded and most of the tables under the tents were reserved.


   We got our "brats" with grilled onions and sauerkraut and found a shady spot outside the beer garden. We were fine being away from the crowds with a quiet view of the lake. 

Our lunchtime view

We had intended on taking a boat tour of the lake. The Queen's Boat tour runs hourly.  At 1:30 we went to buy our tickets only to find out the 2:00 boat tour was sold out and the rest of the hourly tours for the day had been cancelled for a private event.  Boo I was sad I hadn't planned this better but no one else seemed too disappointed.  We window shopped some more and saw some old movie posters of films that had used Lake Arrowhead as the site for their movies long ago.

Late afternoon we headed home for some r and r  in the back yard.

Mike taking a snooze on the picnic bench

and me snoozing too!


Rest and relaxation for everyone. 

Later on Mike and I took a walk in the neighborhood. Lots of interesting homes. 



Dinner featured a Sicilian eggplant specialty dish called "Pasta alla Norma".  Vicente brought all the things to make dinner including his homemade tomato sauce.  It was a treat to watch him make this and a bigger treat to have this wonderful meal made especially for Mike's birthday weekend. 


After dinner we watched a Netflix movie called "Tender Bar" starring Ben Affleck and directed by George Clooney.  We all enjoyed this film based on a true story. 

For dessert we made s'mores and called it a night.


  Another fun day comes to a close.  Cheers and Buona Notte!

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