Author: Rick Barlupi

Oroville, Then & Now

A Walk Through The History Of  Oroville By Rick Barlupi Photos by Rick Barlupi and Courtesy of Butte County Pioneer Memorial Museum If you’re looking for a weekend getaway that will include a scenic drive down beautiful Feather River Canyon, think about visiting a few intriguing museums of Northern California located in Oroville, Butte County.  The first time I visited Oroville’s most unique and desired destinations was 1991.  I have returned on many occasions and suggest spending your time at only the best three attractions.  And, if kids are along for the journey, they will definitely enjoy them the...

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Great Golf Courses

Some Photos by Rick Barlupi Soak in the spectacular, panoramic views of Mountain Valley Living country as you play a round or practice your swing at any of these stunning local golf courses. Lassen/Modoc County Diamond Mountain Golf Course 18 hole Golf Course 470-835 Circle Drive Susanville, CA (530) 257-2520 Arrowhead Golf Course 9 hole Golf Course 1901 N Warner St Alturas, Ca (530) 233-3404 Plumas County Feather River Inn Golf Course 9-hole Golf Course 65899 California 70, Blairsden, CA (530) 836-1253  Feather River Park Resort 9-hole Golf Course 8339 California 89, Blairsden, CA (530) 836-2328 Graeagle Meadows...

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Mount Shasta: Viewed From The Fairways

By Richard Barlupi [media-credit name=”Rick Barlupi” align=”alignleft” width=”300″][/media-credit] I played my first round of golf at the age of 15 and I was hooked from day one. The game for many years was all about the perfect drive, playing against my opponents and constantly thinking under par. Fast forward several decades and my mindset is no longer about the perfection of my swing, course management with ball placement, and the final tally on the score card. The numbers don’t matter and I never keep score anymore. When I tee it up these days, my concentration is to enjoy the...

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West Shore Winter Wonderland

By Rick Barlupi Lake Almanor is beautiful during the winter, especially on the west side of the lake.  The Forest Service campground is closed, the summer cabins boarded up for the winter, and Plumas Pines Resort & Restaurant closed for the season resulting in the west shore being very tranquil with a ton of snowfall which is slow to melt since it’s in the shade most of the day.  During this peaceful weekend, my daughter and I spent time sitting on the jetties and taking a snowshoe trek along the shoreline toward Almanor West Subdivision, throwing snow balls, making...

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Somethin’ Fun For Everyone Eastern Plumas County

  [media-credit name=”graeagletownCourtesyGraeagle Merchants Assoc. Promotions” align=”alignleft” width=”300″][/media-credit]   If you have ever been through the town of Graeagle, you were welcomed by quaint red buildings lining the highway that passes through town. If you ventured inside some of the red buildings, you may have found the wonderfully nostalgic candy shop and deli and the great folks who run it along with a row of quite unique gift shops and art galleries. If you came during the holidays, perhaps you took an old fashioned sleigh ride and sipped complimentary hot cider. A trip through the market will take you...

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