The old Cascade Theater
At this time the husband is at his new job, getting his hours and his uniform and filling out some emergency paperwork. He just called for our son, Navy\’s address. He is very excited and it looks like he will probably start sometime this week. His state Guard Card cleared faster than we had expected. Yeah, he doesn\’t want to hurt my feelings but he\’s been a bit bored around the house lately. It doesn\’t hurt my feelings. Heck, I\’m bored too! Well, not every day. I go in spurts. I do plan to totally redo our filing system in the office, while he isn\’t here.
Saturday we went downtown, to walk around and look at all the new renovations they have been doing to our once, dilapidated downtown. It finally opened up a couple of weeks ago and I totally did not recognize it. Nice and clean.
Umbrella Alley is a portion of the downtown. It\’s so pretty.
These are old steam whistles that now go off every Friday at 5pm. I haven\’t heard them yet.
Several fun murals celebrating our way of life here in the north state.
This one honors the Asphalt Cowboys who fix up pancakes every year during the rodeo and elsewhere when needed. They\’ve been doing this since 1953.
Trinity Alps, Mt Shasta, Mt Lassen – My town is a basecamp for all hiking, backpacking fishing, and recreation. They remodeled an old downtown retro motel to be upscale – it\’s crisp and new and is drawing visitors with old classic cars.
They opened up a food truck park – with nicely colored food trucks parked in a circle and I haven\’t been down there yet, but I hear it\’s fun.
Restored some old historical buildings – a new paint job always helps.
The new Oddfellows building. Built-in 1888. It will now be an Art Galleria.
This was in the late 1880s.
Our downtown was old and run down and transients had taken over. It became a dangerous place to walk with human feces on the sidewalks – in doorways – so local businesses started pulling out. They got tired of having to wash down their doorways every morning, from feces and vomit and used needles.
They were able to save many old buildings and build some new ones that blend in well.
Then we finished off our early Saturday morning walk with lunch at a new place –
Everyone seems to be in a festive mood. For the last couple of weeks, there have been Block parties and festivals, and the annual, Mosquito Serenade opened up last week on the Sacramento River just down the road from us, in Anderson – with live music, dancing for all, and food trucks! Doesn\’t that look like fun? Just don\’t forget the mosquito repellant!
Tomorrow our state mandate requiring masks are being lifted. I haven\’t been wearing a mask because I am vaccinated. Costco doesn\’t require masks unless you are unvaccinated. Many others have been operating this way for a few months now. Unless of course, a private business requires it, then I will comply. They have a right to call the shots on their own property and if I or someone else doesn\’t like it, we have the choice to go elsewhere. It doesn\’t bother me.