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Summary: We drove to Big Bear.

Monday, December 26th: We thought we had a short 2-1/2 drive to Big Bear, so we didn't rush out of the house. Boy, was that a mistake!!! Carl looked at traffic about 8:00am and it was all green. Check-in at our Lakeside Living rental wasn't until 4:00pm, so we thought we had plenty of time. We packed up the cooler, put everything in the Jeep and we were on the road by 10:30am. We got on Hwy 330 to go up the mountain about 12:00pm.

We went one mile and were bumper-to-bumper. The traffic had changed to dark red!!! It was a long, frustrating drive from there on. We had at least prepared sandwiches, which we had planned to stop at a viewpoint to eat on the way up. We ate them in the car in bumper-to-bumper traffic. We finally made it to Running Springs, a mere 16 miles on Hwy 330, but it took us 3 hours. Then it was another 2 hours from Running Springs to Big Bear, another 15 miles. We wanted to arrive in daylight, but after getting our key and stopping for a fast food dinner it was about 6:00pm and dark. We found our Lakeside Living rental and managed to open the lock box in the dark. We had finally arrived!!!

We got unpacked and settled. Steven left much later than we did, about 4:30pm, so they didn't arrive until we were already in bed, about 12:30am. Their traffic was even worse than ours was and they had to do most of it in the dark!!

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