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R/C Glider Aircraft Fun Near Wrightwood

Living in So Cal’s High Desert has its benefits – like being at the mountains in less than an hour. Skiing is a common winter sport that draws tourists to nearby Wrightwood, but there are other fun activities in the mountain village to consider throughout the year. Take, for instance, radio control glider flying is a hobby that glider aircraft pilot Armando takes to the mountain to fly:

While eating our picnic lunch at Inspiration Point in Angeles National Forest, my husband and I became fascinated by a glider. Photographing and videoing the glider (at least attempting to as it zipped around), we were quite fascinated. At one point, a couple of birds seemed to be chasing the aircraft.

After it landed, we met Armando who had been doing the piloting. He explained thermals and how the glider works, showing us how to operate the controls. When asked what was one of the most interesting experiences he’s had with flying the aircraft, he said, “When a hawk chased the glider, attacked it at landing, and tore up the tail.” However, Armando said he was able to take it home and repair it.

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Gliders don’t have engines. A glider can gain altitude if a pocket of air rises (called an updraft) faster than the glider descends. Pockets of hot rising air are called thermals.

According to, most beginners to the hobby of R/C glider flying start with electric powered planes. The radio control glider aircraft sport is popular, and there are many types and varying prices to choose from. Learn more about how R/C gliders work at




The Diary of Anne Frank playing in Wrightwood, CA

The Diary of Anne Frank Play

Snowline Players Performs The Diary of Anne Frank in Wrightwood


The Diary of Anne Frank, performed by The Snowline Players in Wrightwood last night was amazing with a very powerful message.

There are still several more performances:

Sunday, April 21 at 7:30 PM

Friday April 26 at 8:00 PM

Saturday April 27th at 7:30 PM

Sunday Matinee on April 28th at 2:30 PM.

Playing at the Wrightwood Community Center off of Park Ave. and Hwy 2.

Only $6 for seniors and students and only $8 for adults. If you can arrange your schedule to go it will be well worth it!

Paddle Auction – April 6th in Wrightwood – Fundraiser for Snowline Players!

PaddleAuctionApril 6thauction.jpgCome enjoy appetizers,baked goods,beverages, and shopping, all while being entertained by our expert auctioneer as he puts the shoppers in a frenzy!Admission is free!

Wrightwood Community Center 1275 State Hwy 2, Wrightwood, CA 92397

View items from 5:00 pm -6:00 pm, Auction begins at 6:00 pm

All proceeds from the auction go to support the Snowline Players, a non profit community theatre group, and their productions.

The Diary of Anne Frank Play in Wrightwood – April 19 – April 28

If you love the theater and want to see an awesome performance, put this amazing Play on your calendar now!


The Snowline Players will present “The Diary of Anne Frank” adapted by Wendy Kesselman and written by Francis Goodrich and Albert Hackett. This is a drama based on the story of a young girl who lived during the Second World War and personally experienced the holocaust. Anne Frank and her parents and sister lived in Holland where her father had a factory. They were forced to live in the attic of the factory because they were Jewish and their lives were threatened by the Germans who occupied Holland during the war. Living with then was another family, the Van Daans and their son Peter and a dentist, Mr Dussel. They were also at risk because they were Jewish. Mr Kraler and Miep, a young woman, both worked in the factory and brought food and news to the attic residents for all the time they were living there.

This play has great character development as we see through Anne’s diary how each individual handled living in such a small environment, Anne wrote all their everyday happenings in her diary. She was a spunky girl of 13 in the beginning. She looked at their confinement as an adventure. The part of Anne is played by Emily Dieckman. Her sister Margot, a shy , retiring girl , is played by Anna Flynn. Ron Frank and Charlie Sorenson play Mr and Mrs Frank and the VanDaans are portrayed by Michelle Schneider and Ted Puffer. Peter, their son, is brought to life by Timothy Eaton. Miep is Kirstie Acosta, and Mr. Kraler is Dave Meyers.

Great cast, very moving, and with Ron Frank’s monologue at the end, there won’t be a dry eye in the house.

Hint to general public: If you haven’t seen Ron Frank, Michelle Schnieder, Ted Puffer, or Emily Diekman perform, here is your chance. We have renown talent locally grown. Tickets are very reasonably priced.

Anne Frank will be performed in the Wrightwood Community Building behind the Blue Ridge Inn on Park Drive in Wrightwood CA.

The building stage is being transformed into an attic by Tom Westhoff, Bruce Mortimer, and Larry Wilson. Performances are Fridays, April 19 and 26 at 8 pm. Sat. April 27 at 7:30pm Sunday April 21 at 7:30pm and Sunday April 28 at 2:30pm

Admission is $8.00 for adults, $6.00 for seniors and youth.

For information on buying tickets in advance call the director Lora Steinmann at 760-249-3171. Tickets can also be bought at the door on the day of the performance if they are available.

Help in the High Desert for Cancer Victims and Survivors

Did you know that this fruit has amazing properties in it that can help prevent and can help cure cancer?


I purchased this very sweet tasting fruit in the late summer and early fall at the Wrightwood farmers market.


To find out more about this amazing fruit and other nutrition and healing modalities that can help prevent and help cure cancer CLICK:

Battle of the Bands at The Village Grind in Wrightwood

The Village Grind, Wrightwood, CA

The Village Grind hosted Battle of the Bands in Wrightwood Saturday, April 7th.

The Village Grind is an espresso bar and cafe and also serves wine in The Wine Cellar. Unique, cool art for sale  is displayed on the walls inside the cafe. READ MORE »

High Desert “Bitter Honey” Music at Village Grind in the Wrightwood Mountains

Bitter Honey from Phelan

Need a little R&R for a day trip near the High Desert or Los Angeles? Wrightwood Mountains makes the perfect place for a family outing. Stop in at Wrightwood’s Village Grind for a latte, breakfast, or lunch. Go on a weekend, and you might get to hear a band playing at the Village Grind like High Desert Greg and I did today. High Desert’s Bitter Honey group entertained the many patrons visiting the coffee shop. Bitter Honey members Craig and Kim mingled with the guests during the music breaks, and they were a delight to meet.

Drive up to Inspiration Point at 7,385′ elevation that overlooks Blue Ridge, Pine Mountain, Mt. Baldy, Iron Mountain, Pine Mountain Ridge, and Mt. Baden Powell. It makes a great scenic view for photos. For instance, today Greg and I visited Inspiration Point and took photos of the snow on the mountains and ice on a tree. Though very windy, I tried videoing the view with my camera.

Wrightwood, CA Inspiration Point

Wrightwood is just over an hour from Los Angeles. In fact, while we were taking photos at Inspiration Point, I met a family there that had just arrived from Los Angeles. The man said the trip was about 90 miles. They pulled up just after we arrived, and their children were happy to be outside, running around, laughing. Mountain Hardware’s website suggests the following sites for families with children (and they all have restroom facilities!):

  • Inspiration Point
  • Grassy Hollow Visitor Center
  • Peavine Campground
  • Apple Tree Campground
  • Arch Picnic Area

Mark your calendar for next Saturday, April 7th, if you want a fun day of shopping and live bands  in Wrightwood. Bitter Honey is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. at the Village Grind. Tell them you heard about them at High Desert Blogging from Angie and High Desert Greg. You’ll enjoy the food and coffee at Village Grind, and for any who watches the carbs, ask owners Greg and Linda about their blended or hot low-carb drinks with the heavy cream and sugar free syrups. They have about every flavor you can think of. If you request, you might even be able to order Linda’s specialty, the tasty Parmesan chips – and they are low carb chips to boot. Not watching low carbs? No worries. The Village Grind serves only delicious food from their menu. You’ll go home feeling like you truly experienced a day of R&R after a day of sight-seeing, shopping, music, and food in the town of Wrightwood.


Join a Free Blog Meetup in the High Desert

High Desert Bloggers Meetup, Bodacious Bundts, Hesperia, CA

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