Disclaimer: You might get an overload of my boyf's face in this post! ;)
Me: What do you want for your birthday, a gift or a vacation?
Me: Okay then, where do you want to go?
Boyf: Surprise me!
And so the pressure was on. I've always looked at him as someone who loves to travel (he actually filled 3 passports as a kid) and loves discovering new things and be the one to tell people about it. I looked through Groupon Getaways, LivingSocial Escapes and SniqueAway to look for great destinations and I discovered Lake Arrowhead! I booked the hotel and looked for activities there - hiking hit the spot since it was something we both like doing.
Here are some pictures I took with my phone during the trip...
|It all started here! My SUPER FAVORITE sarong over his eyes and his earphones did the trick.|
He later on admitted that he got a little motion sickness in the middle of the trip.
|I was fascinated by this. They were everywhere! It reminded me of the squirrels in|
cartoons when we were kids!
Sorry, I didn't take pictures during the actual hike because I was too afraid to drop my phone in the snowy/muddy puddles! I'll share more pictures later though!
|Our hike was about to end at this point so I was brave enough to take my phone out.|
|Walking and walking and walking and walking.|
|1, 2, 3, JUMP!|
I asked him why his arms were like that and he had no clue. ;)
|He found a HUGE twig, I asked him to show it to me then played with it.|
|We spotted a Blue Jay after our hike by the tree next to our car.|
It would later jump/fly to a lower branch to give another Blue Jay a peck!
|Our room's patio had an amazing view of the Pool area and the lake!|
Yay for hotel upgrades! This is why we love checking in on Sundays :)
|I went off to dream land with the boyf for 3 hours after taking this photo.|
|The view from our table at the Thai resto.|
|I wasn't feeling very well so we decided to stay in. We took a walk around the hotel though!|
|Lit candles at 12mn for him... |
A few seconds later, the smoke detector went off. LOL
|Driver, sweet lover! Hahaha!|
|Driving down the mountain.|
|Sushi for very late lunch!|
from our favorite Japanese restaurant because it was his birthday!
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