Snowflakes in Mammoth, CA
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February 6th, 2009 – by: lachicktravels
We drove about 5 hours north to head to our destination well before check in to our townhouse/condo. Her handy dandy GPS navigator worked wonders but in the back of my mind I still cannot rely on it 100%. Reaching our destination, the others unfortunately, riding in their van, found themselves stuck in the middle of probably nowhere with a flat tire.
We got out the car. Cold chills. Brrr. The pristine fresh air....the gloomy grey skies...we began our adventures exploring the quaint town of Mammoth. Snow!! I have never seen snowfall. I was like a kid, easily amused and my eyes sparkled in awe. Snowfall is indeed very beautiful in sight.
Chains required? Says so on most signs for bigger vehicles, but did we get them? Nope not necessary. We ate at a local eatery/cafe like restaurant (sorry I have forgotten the name of the restaurant...). A half sandwich with a cup of hot coco. The cup of hot coco just seems so right for this wintery weather. Simple food for it's reasonable price.
Now let's skip a few details here and there. We stayed at a gorgeously and gorgeously located townhouse/condo called (wait i know this....) Snowflower. Yes I got it right and I remember! Hallelujah! The decor consisted of mostly wood elements. The decor would make a beginner interior designer jealous. A decent sized kitchen, decent bedroom sizes, a large dining and living room, and an extra loft area on the 3rd floor.
The next day was what everyone came here to do, snowboarding!! I have not been on the slopes for 4-5 years therefore I had forgotten everything and had to recap on the basics. Little did I remember I was suppose to request a kids size snowboard for myself! It slipped my mind!! The first time I went snowboarding I was quite alright but this time, forgetting to rent a kids size snowboard, I was absolutely foul and horrible. I thought in my head to myself "why am I not shaking this? have i gone this old physically?" but noo i'm quite active so it indeed is the heavy snowboard keeping me off the gorgeous and devil-sized slopes.
With being held back on the slopes (outrageous!) i gotten to spend some alone time. I urge for alone time during trips only to recuperate and think on my own terms. I spent the 2 hours alone walking around that spot called (crap I have forgotten the name).
And let's skip to the end. The drive back home was gorgeous as well but the part that made my drive was when I saw a horse took a dump. Juvenile of me to laugh of this but it was hilarious. Tired as I was and the lack of sleep due to drinking too much the night before led me rather hungover the next morning. All in all, a wonderful weekend getaway and thanks to everyone who made my trip an unforgettable one. I enjoyed their company. I hope I had made new friends and hopefully there will be more of these trips. :)
Things to remember: You do not need a car to get around town. The shuttles are convenient. Avoid ordering $40 pizza from *cough* Tony's Pizza *cough*
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