We just finished an amazing, snow filled weekend in Stallion Springs, CA camping at the home of Ken and Anna Kuzminski, our neighbors of 5 years from Cranbrook. 12/18/15-12/20/15
We got up there Friday afternoon and it was cold but clear and you could see the lights all the way down in the stallion springs valley from their place.
We had our trailer on a lower piece of their 6 acres. We arrived in the late afternoon, parked the trailer, then went to their house where Anna fed us potato soup and I made apple dump cake and ice cream. Then we went out to a fire pit they built in the protection of some huge rocks and trees and ate smores and enjoyed each others’ company.
Saturday we got up, Ken made breakfast and then we went to Tehachapi park and took the kids sledding. They had a BLAST!!! Kyle and I even went down the hill a few times each. I have a few videos of Wyatt and James wiping out on them. Houston didn’t want to sled for the longest time and then once Kyle held him in his lap then he started going on his own. Ken and Anna came with us and we were laughing so hard at all of the boys.
Then we went home and Kyle cooked burgers on their fire pit. The oak wood gave those burgers a great flavor. He was so proud of those burgers. He took the boys to Ken’s area and they shot the BB gun and bow and arrow. Then we hung out at their fire pit again and it started to snow huge white snowflakes!!! It felt magical. It was hard to capture in photos but the videos turned out well. The boys were trying to catch snowflakes on their tongues. Hilarious! We made s’mores at the fire pit and then went inside once it really started getting wet with all the snow and water.
Anna made beef stew for dinner and her son and his girlfriend Sam and Courtney came up too. They are into cats and board games just like us so we had a lot to talk about. They boys watched a Christmas movie and I ended up talking to Anna in the garage as she painted these tiny building for us for our “Tiner Town”. Ken made us a sign for our trailer in the shape of a canoe called “Camp Run-a-muk”. It’s so fitting for us and the boys.
Sunday morning we got up to snow! There wasn’t a ton of it, but a light covering most places. I actually could hear it all night long hitting the trailer. Everything was really wet and muddy as we walked up to the house for breakfast. It was about 28 degrees outside. We ate, then took the boys for a little hike on their property. It was so cold we didn’t last long. We went to our trailer and watched Finding Nemo.
Then we went to the United Pegasus Foundation with a giant bag of carrots to feed the horses. That place is a rescue center where old racing horses can go to retire without being killed. Anyone can go out there and feed them carrots. They were very skiddish and loved to run, but they did let us feed them and even James and I got to pet them a bit.
We went back to Ken and Anna’s, made sandwiches for lunch, and then hooked up the trailer and left. I got some great photos of Tehachapi and the surrounding area and all the snow that fell Saturday night. It feels like a winter wonderland up there. They boys want to go sledding again so we might make it a day trip one more time while we are on Christmas break.