Category Archives: Things to do

Historic Hawes Farm

Just southeast of Redding is Hawes Farm. They have the farm setup for country style amusements, and Fall is their busy season. Took the grandkids along for an agrarian afternoon, and captured a few images. In the evening it’s quite … Continue reading

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Lake Shasta at Jones Valley Resort

Captured a few quick images of the Jones Valley Marina and Resort yesterday. Looks like it will be a great year on the lake in 2016! Click to enlarge. Years of drought made for some lean tourist seasons for our … Continue reading

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Comprehensive guide to Redding area waterfalls

We’ve had some good rainfall this season. Here it is early February, and the sun is shining and the air is in the upper 70s. Definitely time to go see the refreshed waterfalls that surround us in the beautiful northstate. … Continue reading

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Snowplay areas around Redding

There are two popular spots in the mountains surrounding Redding for casual snowplay, Eskimo Hill and Snowman Summit. Eskimo Hill is near Lassen Peak on Hwy 44, and Snowman is on the way to McCloud on Hwy 89. Recently, I took … Continue reading

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A few soothing minutes from Patrick’s Point

This brief meditation is brought to you by Patrick’s Point State Park, which is just about a 3 hour drive west of Really Redding. A very beautiful drive, one might add. One of my favorite spots in Northern California, and a real … Continue reading

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Carter House lodgings in Eureka

Eureka is a few hours drive west from Redding, but it might as well be another country in terms of climate and culture. So it’s always such a welcome break to get away to the Northcoast once in a while. We booked a … Continue reading

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Redding Aquatic Center

We enjoy a world class pool and aquatic facility located in Caldwell Park near the Sacramento River in Redding. Northstate kids really need to know how to swim, and can get lessons here. There’s also a bunch of activities and … Continue reading

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Shasta Outdoors Recreation

Here’s a website devoted to all things outdoors here in the Redding and Shasta region. They have some things to do, some images and some videos of events and features. Well worth a look. Click on the image to go … Continue reading

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Visit the Courthouse Museum in Old Shasta

Before Redding existed, Shasta was the queen city of Northern California. Shasta’s mostly fireproof main street now lies in ruin. But you can catch a glimpse life in the Gold Rush era and more at the Courthouse Museum. The ruins … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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