The whole family left Friday afternoon to a cabin in Palomar Mountain Gina had gotten for us. Everybody had such a ball especially the kids. The first day we pretty much just relaxed with some wine and games. The cabin was called the Lilac and was build by the Bailey family in 1925. The cabin was very old and yet very historical. The interior was filled with antiquities and memoirs of past guests. Guests seemed to leave items behind and write a diary in a general guestbook. It made it all that much interesting. It was a two story cabin with four bedrooms and three bathrooms. The atmosphere of the cabin had such a kind and cozy feeling to it. We all easily felt at home there. Kirstie is still in her cast so it was difficult for her to get around easily. All who were present were my parents, my sister Gina, Kirstie and our two kids Anthony & Dario.
Saturday we all woke up early, made coffee and Gina made Banana pancakes for breakfast. They were so tasty. A little before noon we traveled a few miles down the road and went to the Palomar Observatory. All these years and I had never been there. I can’t believe how monstrous the dome is and the picture I took does no justice to the actual presence there. After the Observatory we then had lunch at the only nearby restaurant. A vegan restaurant. Eeeewww, please change the menu. That was my only complaint. I actually had time to read a book which I haven’t done in such a longtime, I read “The Da Vinci Code”. I was glued all weekend. Dario & Anthony got to run around a lot outside. They would both take Gina’s dog “reily” for walks and pick up sticks. All in all a much need get away and opportunity for our family to get away and spend quality time.
Our next family get away will hopefully be Big Bear Mountain for some Boarding in January
Anthony, Kirst, Dario & I
Anthony & Dario
My sister (aunt Gina), parents (Grandama & Grandpa) with Dario