June Lake, a little mountain town located in the Sierra Mountains off HWY 395. At 35 weeks pregnant, it wasn't the most physically relaxing of trips we could have taken, but if I were to choose between being at a beautiful hotel and trying to keep two high energy kids occupied, or staying in a cabin and letting the kids run around outside, well you obviously know which one I chose. Plus we got to teach the kids how to fish! I betcha you didn't take me as a fisherman?
It's mountain surroundings more resemble Yosemite, making it more beautiful than it's neighboring Mammoth, in my humble opinion. There are several lakes in the June Lake Loop to choose from, so you have your choice between small and little lakes, forested or desert surroundings, peaceful and tranquil or fun and frequented. Although the real reason I started going to June Lake when I was a kid is because my parents are cheap. And June Lake has lots of options for el cheapos!
Double Eagle Resort, because it's 1 of 2 places in all of June Lake that has a pool and because the cabins were in good shape and clean. There was also a restaurant on site that we could eat at if I didn't feel like cooking, although we never ended up eating at it.
Lundy Lake for the first time. We've tried Silver Lake in the past but usually have had the best luck at Grant Lake (pictured above and below). The scenery isn't the prettiest, more resembling desert than forest, but it's a huge lake and we usually do well there.