Author: Rick Barlupi

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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MOONEY FARMS – Chico CA, Jewel Tucked A Little Off The Beaten Path

By Rick Barlupi There is a hidden treasure in Chico that is one of the largest U.S. producers of Sun Dried Tomatoes in Olive Oil.  Mooney Farms is built on a basis of using quality ingredients to create a line of gourmet healthy Mediterranean inspired Bella Sun Luci products at their plant in the Chico Airport business park.  They won first place 2011 Innovation Award by the Food & Beverage Executive Magazine for their sun-dried tomato Bruschetta with fresh basil. In 1994, Mooney Farms moved from Sonoma County to a larger production facility in Chico to meet the growing...

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