T Stands for A Rainy Day
It has been raining, off and on here for the past 4 days, and I think it is making DH and I a little stir-crazy. He doesn't work when the weather is like this, so we've been practicing (or I have) for when he retires and we are together 24/7 ALL the time. LOL!
Saturday he suggested we just go for a drive up to Lake Isabella and see if there was any snow there. The lake is only 50 miles from the valley, but the winding road makes the trip almost an hour long.
No snow there, but the lake is starting to show signs of filling up again. The past couple of years of drought has all but emptied it.........so that is a good sign.
We chose to drive over one of the summits and down the other side, but got stopped at the top with a Road Closed sign. There was evidence of the last snow fall still on the ground. It was starting to rain and the wind was coming up.......they were expecting 5-10 inches of snow that night.........time to get off the mountain!!!
Coming back down, the way we went up, we stopped at an interesting place to eat. It is in a very small town, still up in the mountains, named Kernville. It is a locally known spot for big rodeos and what they call Kern Flat Days........just a small town celebrating that brings hundreds of people up the mountain.
This is where we stopped to eat.
The first picture is a close-up of this sign that is painted on an old logging saw, pretty cool huh?
The entry with a split log bench for waiting customers.
From the parking lot........I ended up taking these on the way out instead of when we first got there.
The sky was dark and threatening more rain and/or snow.
My drink(s) for the T-Gang at Elizabeth's Blog
The food was very good, and PLENTY of it. I had the steak and lobster special........little did I know I should have brought along a couple of friends to help eat it. LOL! The lobster was polished off by DH and I and we brought home steak and baked potatoes........I didn't care for their mixed vegetables, it's hard to eat shredded carrots. So we boxed up half our food, and then they brought out the dessert, that comes with the special.........really???? I did eat about 4 bites of it, then HAD to quit!! DH loves ice cream, so while he ate a little more I went outside and took pictures.
Johnsondale is at the summit, and coming back down I had DH stop so I could get a quick photo of the natural water fall..........in the freezing wind and rain!!! Your welcome! (smile)
The waterfall isn't the only thing I had DH to stop for.........look at these ginormous pine cones!!! I think the largest weighs at 4 pounds. The water jug is a gallon size...just for comparison.
NOW FOR SOME BRAGGING RIGHTS!
Last T-day I showed off my granddaughter's invite to partake in an Art Show for Children.
She is so excited and pleased as punch .......that smile says it ALL!
Speaking of smiles, I hope her stunning smile made YOU smile!!