Friday, June 8, 2007

MT. SHASTA TOWERS OVER ALL

WOW! When we left Redding this morning in bright sunshine, Mt. Shasta floated in the distance like a mirage, soon swallowed by the thickly forested slopes of the "lesser" mountains. Suddenly, no warning - pow! You go around a curve and there is Shasta, totally dominating the view, snow-capped, dominating, powerful.

This photos was taken in Oregon, at the rest stop where we ate our lunch. Odel told me the plane in the foreground is one of the retardent dropping planes used in firefighting.

When we drove south on I-5 last October, we stopped for lunch near Seven Feathers Casino in Canyonville, Oregon, 100 miles north of the CA/OR border. The Cow Creek band of the Umpqua Indians own the casino, and had just finished an RV resort nearby, which we visited. It is one of the few we have seen that deserves the term "resort".

For an unusual treat - after a wild night at the Redding Elks where a boisterious high school graduation party lasted until 5:30 am - we decided to spend the next two nights here. Oh, blessed quiet! Gorgeous view, wildflowers blooming, hot tub, swimming pool - and a free "happy hour" tasting of wines from a local winery just after we checked in. Excellent day with an excellent evening in store. I'll try to post some photos tomorrow.

1 comment:

  1. Paws & HoovesJune 10, 2007 at 10:38 AM

    Oh my, what a gorgeous picture. You know, it actually looks like you are IN THE AIR just a bit higher than that airplane -- or is it that Mom and I just finished our Espresso con Bailey's!!!!

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