A Taste of Redding 2015

We attended this annual fundraising event put on by the Redding West Rotary Club. A good time was had by all.
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Can’t wait for next year to do it again! Thanks to all the musicians, vendors, and volunteers for a great party. Food, friends, and fine beverages in a sculpture garden, it’s Really Redding.

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Family baseball fun with Redding’s Colt 45s

Baseball season in Redding has begun again. Tiger Field has served Redding now for 91 years, and currently hosts our Colt 45s. We attended last night’s game and had a blast! From the Redding Colt 45s website:

“Every summer college baseball players from across the country come to Redding for two months of intense competition in a minor league-like atmosphere.”

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C458I’ve never photographed a baseball game, so that was really fun. Tiger Field is very clean, and the food was great. The lovely Karry had a prime rib sandwich prepared by none other than our friend Cal De Mercurio. Not surprisingly, we saw lots of friends here. Here are some images.



On this perfect weather night, the home team won by a comfortable margin over their opponent Santa Rosa Rosebuds. I saw a lot of good sportsmanship and spirited baseball. It’s cliche to say we were all winners last night, but so true.

Pro tip: Don’t park too near the gate, unless you don’t mind your car catching the occasional foul ball.

91 years of baseball. It’s Really Redding.

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A Taste of History in Old Shasta

This is the third year that the Shasta Historical Society has hosted a fundraiser in Old Shasta. We attended with great delight.
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It looks like others were delighted as well. Good turnout. Great to see old friends and new.



There was a raffle, and both silent and live auction of numerous interesting items. Many fondly recalled the Old Time Fiddle Fair held annually on the same grounds years ago. This event had a similar vibe. The setting is quite striking, behind the old Courthouse Museum in the Shasta State Park. Thanks to all the sponsors, volunteers, and staff for putting it on.

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City Car Share spotted in Redding

Seen over the Memorial Day weekend. It’s an intriguing concept. Why own a car when you can rent one quickly and easily?City Car ShareRedding is an automobile-centric metropolis.
Good luck getting around here if you don’t have a car.
But owning a car is an expensive proposition. What if you could reserve one by the hour, using an app on your phone? That’s the thinking behind nonprofit City Car Share.
City Car Share2Could it work in Really Redding? With some of the planned urban density now being imagined for downtown Redding, it just might. Certainly worth considering.

I’ve “owned” many cars in my life. Still do. Ultimately their utility comes at a high cost, and the “ownership” is fleeting, illusory. I think many younger people today are more open to the sharing economy, and more easily come to embrace the wisdom that we all ultimately own nothing material. It will be interesting to see if this greater realization helps create a new economy.

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Pros & Joes Grilldown downtown

Block party in Redding today. Actually, several blocks. Competition between local and professional barbeque teams for the tastiest grill, as chosen by popular vote.
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Like most humans in possession of both an X and a Y chomosone, I was born believing I too could grill. Over the years having sampled some really heavenly barbecue in other parts of the country, I came to realize my grilling prowess was more delusion than delicious. A tip of the tongs then, to these chefs gathered in Redding today. May the best grill win.
Block parties with a culinary theme. It’s Really Redding.
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Ribbon cut for a cause at Moseley Cellars new tasting room

Proceeds from tonight’s sneak preview ribbon cutting party at the new tasting room went to One SAFE Place.
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TR17aThey are doing it again Saturday and Sunday. You should be here. It’s Really Redding.

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Mixing coffee and art into an interesting Brew

Brew is an apropos name for this coffee shop the corner of Pine and Yuba in Redding.
Brew1You can enjoy the tree shaded sidewalk, or the high ceilings and art lined interior space.

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Brew5Brew4Centrally located at the corner of Pine and Yuba in Redding, Brew is a good spot for catching up with friends. Seen here, patrons show the telltale signs of ample and tasty caffienation. Brew serves 100% Organic Noble roasts out of Ashland, and there’s more about all that at the link to their website. Brew – Craft Coffee, it’s Really Redding.

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Wayne and Ferguson captivate Redding

Ran into Wayne and his Panther Chameleon at Turtle Bay today, getting coffee. Wayne got the coffee, not Ferguson. Wherever they go, people are curious and transfixed by Ferguson. Click to slightly enlarge image.
He’s gorgeous!

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Everyone wants a picture of Ferguson, a native species in Madagascar.

Panther Chameleon4Wayne roasts his own coffee, here in Really Redding. so we chatted a bit about that as well. You never know who you’ll meet at the coffee shop at Turtle Bay, but it will always be interesting! It’s Really Redding.

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A world of waterlillies

Here’s a big pond full of waterlillies just northeast of Redding. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many in one place before.
WaterlilliesThis pond goes on around the corner. A world of waterlillies in Really Redding.

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Houseboating party on Lake Shasta

Here’s a fun video of some Oregon kids having a big multiple houseboat party on Lake Shasta.

Houseboats and good times. It’s Really Redding.
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