Happy Monday

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. 

8 thoughts on “Happy Monday

  1. Anonymous June 15, 2021 / 12:42 am

    Your town looks nice. How have authorities dealt with the problems related to the homeless and drug use?Love,Janie

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  2. Anonymous June 15, 2021 / 1:22 am

    I love what they've done with your downtown. The umbrella alley is so cool!I'm wondering how the got the vagrants to leave the area.Glad your hubby is excited about his new job!

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  3. Anonymous June 15, 2021 / 4:05 pm

    The town is looking so spiffy! Love the Umbrella Alley. Betchya don't want to stand too close to the steam whistles when they go off. They're probably really loud. *giggle* The festivities are fun, I'm sure. Well done.Blessings. xx

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  4. Anonymous June 15, 2021 / 9:29 pm

    Some people find being home a lot boring, not me thankfully Awesome photos

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  5. Anonymous June 16, 2021 / 10:15 pm

    The problems were not from the homeless. Mostly from drugged out vagrants and criminals that happen to be homeless. Big difference. They had to tear down some buildings due to them being taken over by squatters. California looks the other way when it comes to drug use. You can't force people to not use – or get into recovery. Soon we'll be like Oregon where drug use will be legal. They are given free needles and a safe place to use and that's that.

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  6. Anonymous June 16, 2021 / 10:16 pm

    We still have them – many have moved to the wilderness areas on the out skirts of town. They have moved to areas in town that they never were before. They just keep forcing them to move on.

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  7. Anonymous June 16, 2021 / 10:18 pm

    I like being home but I also enjoy going out – I'm just not a party girl anymore. Too pooped to party!

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  8. Anonymous June 16, 2021 / 10:18 pm

    I haven't heard them yet. They go off every Friday at 5pm to signal the end of the work week.

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