Mammoth (Part I) and WIAW

We started our trip to Mammoth before the crack of dawn this year. Chris and I had a 4am wake up call. Our friends met us at our house and we left by 6am.

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We bypassed L.A.’s morning gridlock and drove thru Mojave a few hours later.

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We passed by the airplane graveyard. I thought that was cool.

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Last year, we didn’t get to see a lot during our drive because we left after work and it was dark the whole 5 hour drive to Mammoth. This year, we were able to appreciate the scenic views during our trip.

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5 hours later and with no L.A. smog in sight, we arrived in Mammoth.

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Chris could hardly wait to go fishing and scouted locations right away.

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We quickly gathered our fishing gear and walked the trail leading to the lake.

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It wasn’t a secluded location as there were plenty of fishermen already in the water.

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Our first day of fishing was a success. By late afternoon, after a very early start to our day, we were ready to eat and relax.

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We checked in to our home for the weekend. We love it here. It’s a 3 story condo with plenty of space for our whole group.

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Every time we come to Mammoth, a stop by Erick Schatt’s bakkery in Bishop is a must. The bakery sells so many great tasting bread and desserts. But we love their garlic cheeze bread.

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I had my first taste last year and I am hooked.

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I love garlic but with the addition of cheese, this bread is dense, chewy and delicious.

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Each of us bought different loaves of bread, sweet or savory, we tasted all of them. It was a bread party for a late lunch.

For dinner, we headed to the main part of town and dined at Burgers Restaurant.

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It’s off season in Mammoth right now, so I was surprised the restaurant was quite busy. But then again, it was Friday night so we made sure to call ahead and make reservations.

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Chris ordered a burger and it was huge. It was also served with a big salad.

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I was stuffed from snacking on bread so I ordered their chicken barbeque salad. Little did I know how huge their salad would be too.

It was NOT served on a plate but on a serving platter. You know, the platter you use when serving guests. Hugh Jass salad it was!

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I manage to eat half and took home the rest. P.S. I found a flying bird in my sauce.

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Since we really didn’t sit down for a meal the whole day until dinner, I snacked throughout the day.

I ate snack bars during our morning drive. I love ThinkThin bars and I always buy a few during my trips to Trader Joe’s. It’s high protein and keeps me full for a few hours.

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I ate half a bag of Mr. Krispers baked rice krisps while fishing and waiting for the fish to bite. It’s really flavorful, has lots of crunch and made with natural ingredients.

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I ate samples during our trip to the bakery. I definitely ate my weight in bread on this day.

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So that’s What I Ate Wednesday during our first day in Mammoth.

It is really true that when I lack sleep, my body craves carbs. I kept snacks within reach and kept healthy options in my bag for when the carb cravings came.

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Comments

  1. Ahh that just screams peace and tranquility…

    That bread reminds me of the bread I’d get in Venice — putting cheesey goodness in the middle is genius!

  2. SO pretty! I’d be all about that garlic bread goodness. And you gotta love a massive salad!

  3. Annette (Defiant Vegan) says:

    What great scenery! I haven’t been there but would like to go some day.

    Glad you had a great time.

  4. looks like so much fun! i have to get to mammoth one of these days!

  5. Great pictures. I had my first trip to Mammoth this year and we loved it! Erick Schatt’s is awesome too!!

  6. Oh my goodness, I can’t get over those pics! What a beautiful area! It looks SO different than what I’m used to seeing here in New England. :) Makes me want to go visit!

  7. The pictures are beautiful! Looks like a relaxing time! :) Oh, and that salad is huge! It looks yummy.

  8. I love those think thin bars too, that is my favorite flavor!

    Wow, looks like a beautiful trip, just the scenery is amazing!!!!

    miss u! Hope all is well!! xoxo <3

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