Snowflakes in Mammoth, CA

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Break of dawn 6am i'm awake, i jumped right out of bed, and rather excited for the trip to Mammoth. It was my first experience in snowfall conditions. The thought of winter snow caused slight nervousness and shivers down my spine the night before. The trip was intended for an awesome time snowboarding with the gang of new people I have never met. That alone also caused slight nervousness in my stomach.

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.
SNOW!!!
That alone caused them an extra hour or so to get to the destination. Thankfully safe and sound they arrived. 

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.
my creative way of taking photos. go sideways! this is the stairway to the loft. don't fall now.
Then we ventured off to the bakery right nearby (again i forgotten the name). We got ourselves some sweets to cure our sweet tooths.  We had to kill time to check into the townhouse/condo therefore we drove around but found hardly any kind of entertainment besides the obvious slopes, which will be done the next day in our trip.

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.
elk horns lamp- very creative!
Absolutely beautiful! We spent the rest of the night relaxing in our townhouse/condo. The most amazing part to me was the guys in the kitchen helping out. I love a man who can be flexible and help out in the kitchen. We ate our meals in the townhouse/condo- i like eating in and cooking meals so I did not mind at all.

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.
the living room~ the soft couch & fireplace that would barely start
Despite it all, I now know that I WILL RENT OR BUY A KIDS SIZE SNOWBOARD. i curse thee rental dude for not reminding me. hehe. I am however very glad the rest of the gang had a cheerful and glee time at the slopes. Next time though w/ my ubberly cool kids size snowboard, I will beat you all!!!!!! Till this day, a week after the trip, I am still pissed at myself for not remembering my needs of a light snowboard. hahaha. So please for the future snowboarding trip, do me a favor and remind me.

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).
the kitchen with a dishwaser oooohhhh
I stopped by the coffeehouse to sip on hot chai latte while people watching. The sights and sounds of the coffeehouse was so calming and peaceful. For the last half hour or so, I walked around with my cup of hot chai latte, and spotted kids playing sleigh right by the hotel's pool area. A pile of snow was covering the patio area outside and kids were out there enjoying the mini slopes to sleigh. How cute- made me put a smile on my face. Then I ventured off window shopping and there was a couple who asked me to take a picture of them. "Sure!", I said. I was happily helping them snap a photo of them in their warm outfits and their snowgloves holding up a small pile of snow in their hands for the camera. Then I decided to stop by the shop to look for snow boots but little did I know my feet were too small to have carried my size.
haha. Last stop was up by the....what's it called?....gandalofs? not sure but I was atop the shops and again people watching. I have made this my activity. Shortly after the gang showed up.

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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SNOW!!!
SNOW!!!
my creative way of taking photos. …
my creative way of taking photos.…
elk horns lamp- very creative!
elk horns lamp- very creative!
the living room~ the soft couch & …
the living room~ the soft couch &…
the kitchen with a dishwaser ooooh…
the kitchen with a dishwaser oooo…
soft powered snow
soft powered snow
heads up its a nicely formed clou…
heads up it's a nicely formed clo…
red rocks. yes that the name of th…
red rocks. yes that the name of t…
sunlight sneaking through the thic…
sunlight sneaking through the thi…
the $40 pizza :-O
the $40 pizza :-O
the other $40 pizza :-O
the other $40 pizza :-O
snow angel. nicely done!!
snow angel. nicely done!!
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