Wagons Ho!

By Eileen Majors Photos submitted by Shirley Friedrichs When Shirley Friedrichs told the girls at the Red Hat Society about her upcoming wagon train trip, Betty Hafterson, 80, immediately responded, “Can I go? It’s one of the things left on my bucket list.” At age 80,... read more

Loafing at Lake Almanor

Photo by: Ben Graham | Mountain Valley Living MagazineYour road trip to the Lake Almanor Basin could take some real time, if you have it. There are several lakeside inns and RV parks all around the lake. As you venture in from the Quincy area on Highway 89, if you... read more

Shasta and Tehama Counties Campgrounds & RV Parks

Shasta County  Holiday Harbor RV Park  27 sites full hook-ups, laundry facilities, showers, restrooms, private docking,  swim area, 20061 Shasta Caverns Road, O’Brien, 530-238-2383, www.lakeshasta.com/silo_campground.html Oak Bottom Marina and Brandy Creek... read more

Wild Rabbits Of NorCal

By Melissa Wynn Many wildlife species either prefer to live in the cooler climate of the mountains or in the warmer climate that attracts us to the valleys. Rabbits however, are happy to make their home anywhere they are able to inhabit a cozy burrow. With over 180... read more

Chico Dining The Italian Cottage

By Melissa Wynn The Italian Cottage Sometimes dining out can seem like the same old, hum drum, cookie cutter menu and décor.  So when my friend Marilyn and I had a chance to go to lunch in Chico, we decided to go to The Italian Cottage. This favorite of the locals is... read more

Reaching Out… With Christmas Tea

Share a cup of Christmas tea. bigstockphoto   With the holidays often comes bad weather and for some elderly folks who don’t easily get around, not much reason to venture out of the house. This is a perfect time to stretch your boundaries, jump out on that... read more


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