Aug 11, 2010
Aug 18, 2010
Mammoth Lakes is soaked in this laid back hippie vibe which is totally appropriate. The scenery is breathtaking. Everywhere you turn the views are spectacular, mountains mountains all over the place but it doesn't get old.
We're 'roughing' it tomorrow out in the wilderness, I hope to see tons of stuff just not Yogi and Boo Boo (Yes I know wrong park but you get the point)
After checking into our hotel, we meandered down to the immaculately clean shopping/common area. It was filled with a handful of stores I wasn't really tempted to pop into (i.e. Prada). However, the weather is AWESOME, cool, breezy, crisp, and clean. We were sitting at the base of the stone steps off the little plaza waiting for the town trolley, and as if the sheer setting of it wasn't enough, this funky band started jamming out and I couldn't think of a better place to have been at that moment. We took the trolley down to a slightly less groomed section of shops that had some legit eats. Schat's bakery looks kitschy from the outside but those pastries were incredible, Bill and I shared the bear claw of my dreams. The thing was ridiculously flakey, almondy, and disappeared shortly after we paid for it. On our way into the bakery, I spotted a coffee house which screamed local vibe across the street. So after devouring the claw of the bear we popped into the coffee shop. The porch out front was spotted with locals and their pooches, the feel was too cool to articulate. The eclectic mix of old non-matching furniture on this inside totally went.