February 16 2016

Our Awesome Six-Family Mammoth Vacation

On Thursday night, we took off for a four night, five day vacation up at Mammoth mountains. There were six families that went so we ended up renting two condos that were side by side. The six bedroom, six bathroom listing was almost 4,000 square feet so there was plenty of room for the kids to run around while the open floor plan allowed for the adults to mix and mingle in the kitchens and living rooms. By renting both units, you get the entire top floor to yourself. The two condos share a balcony where there’s a grill, a hot tub and a sauna. Here’s the VRBO listing.

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The living room had plenty of seating and had that traditional yet modern cabin feel.

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The kitchen was fully stocked with plenty of dishes and cookware. In fact, we only ordered pizza once during the trip. We ended up barbecuing steaks and Korean galbi on the grill a few nights.

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Our family stayed in the master bedroom. It had a California King bed, a fireplace, a flat screen tv, a smaller daybed (where Parker and I slept), and its own bathroom.

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The two condos shared a deck where there was a hot tub and sauna!

The best part was the location! You could walk to Canyon Lodge where you can hop on a lift to the top of the mountain or ride a gondola to The Village. This was a great place to stay, especially because of the location.

Sleds were available to take on short excursions. Here are some pics of Parker and Logan playing in the snow.

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Parker all suited up. This picture is kind of grainy but I love Parker’s crooked smile and his subtle thumbs up.

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We attempted to take the boys skiing but Logan started bawling when we tried to put him in a ski boot and Parker had such a bad meltdown we had to scrap our plans.

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The next day we took the boys to some nearby mountains. Here’s Parker exploring the woods.

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Since we didn’t bring a sled, that day, Parker decided to just slide down on his stomach. He called it “belly bopping.”

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What’s a trip to the mountains without a snowball fight?

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Logan wouldn’t leave Sam’s arms. I think he was a little scared of all the ice.

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On the last day, Sam and Logan went sledding down a hill together. Logan loved it until he almost got ejected and then he was done.

Overall, it was a fun time had by all. Outside of Lake Arrowhead, it was our first major road trip. Not only did we survive, we would do it again in a heartbeat.

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