Friday, July 3, 2015

Next Trip Starts Sunday to…

Map of our next trip

We have our next trip planed, another one week trip, this time up north to Shasta area, then along the Sierra’s to Burney Falls, past Mt. Lassen to Lake Almanor, then to Quincy, one night in Truckee again and back to my sister’s house the following Sunday.

Map of Everitt Memorial Hwy

We will stay at McCloud for two nights, and it is our plan to drive the Everitt Memorial Highway which goes up Mount Shasta to the old ski area…it is a launching off point for many who wish to climb higher up the mountain.  I have heard it is a pretty little drive and, weather permitting, you can get some good pictures.  The road to the top (Panther Meadow Trailhead) just opened up July 1st.

Burney Falls

After two nights at McCloud with full hookups, we are going to go to the State Park (no hookups) at Burney Falls for a night and another visit to one of Marcia’s favorite waterfalls.  From there we are going to drive to Lake Almanor for another no hookup at the NF Park for another night.  Thursday we will pull into Quincy for two nights at an RV Park we have stayed at a few times now.  Then on Saturday we will go back to Truckee and stay at Granite Flat for another night before we head back down the mountain to Citrus Heights on Sunday after church and a quick lunch (no hour wait this time).

This trip is designed for the following:   a) get us out of the heat again, b) provide mixture of full hook-ups and no hook-ups, which is what we would be doing if we were on a longer trip, c) give us another check of the motorhome without getting too far off from our family, and from where we know our motorhome could be looked at and fixed “if” something went wrong again.
4th of July

On Saturday we are having another cul-de-sac 4th of July.  Burgers, hot dogs, brats, shrimp, beans, potato salad, etc., etc., etc.   And, of course, lots of FIREWORKS.  Hope you all have a safe 4th of July, and for those who are American, who live in America, or are visiting America, please know and understand that we are, for the most part, a very patriotic people.  For those who want to do us harm, it is said that Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, after the attack on Pearl Harbor, stated, "I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve."   Although he may not have said it, the outcome of the war showed that this statement was accurate had he said it.  I pray to God that we still have that resolve.


  1. Have you guys taken the trail that leads to the bottom of the falls? I think that Marcia's scooter would be able to make it. There's just one section at the chalk cliffs where it's a little loose and dusty. The rest is really nice, hard packed and fairly flat.

  2. I hope I can talk her into this time...she always worries about not having the ability to come back up without me pushing her...I have done that a few times for short distances. We have never stayed at the park, and I am hoping by doing so she will feel better about going down there.

  3. Wishing you Happy 4th of July - Independence Day! Blessings...


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