The recent blizzard that swept through California was truly a sight to behold. It brought an unexpected layer of snow to areas that haven’t seen it in years, creating a winter wonderland that left many in awe. However, despite the excitement, Orange County (at least towards the coast) didn’t receive any snow at all. Disappointed, my boyfriend and I were determined to find a way to beat our cabin fever and experience the magic of this blizzard.
We originally aimed for Rancho Santa Margarita Lake, but stumbled upon a breathtaking view of snow-capped mountains at Mission Viejo Lake. Despite the fact that the lake was privately owned, we were thrilled to discover a small section open to the public. It seemed that we weren’t the only adventurous souls drawn to the magic of this place, as several other cars were already parked and their occupants had already set out to explore the area.
Excited to be a part of this special experience, we quickly parked our car and eagerly trekked towards the best spot to witness the magical scene. As we walked, the beauty around us continued to take our breath away. The snow-covered mountains seemed almost otherworldly, and the tranquility of the lake was a calming presence that contrasted against the excitement and thrill of the moment.
As we reached the ideal spot to take it all in, we stood there in awe, surrounded by the magnificent landscape. The picture-perfect view was more beautiful than anything we could have ever imagined.
As we took in the stunning view before us, we couldn’t help but feel an overwhelming sense of gratitude for having made this drive. It was a journey we almost didn’t take, but now we were so glad we did.