Redding, CA

Trip Start Jan 06, 2011
Trip End Ongoing

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Where I stayed
Redding RV Park
What I did
Lassen National Park

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Thursday, May 26th

This morning we had some breakfast and then looked up some different places to find a place to stay for this weekend. We figured that since it is Memorial Day weekend we should probably make a reservation somewhere. We were also hoping that we would be able to get in somewhere. We found a place that we decided on, but when I called they didn't answer the phone. I also sent them an email and figured that I could call again once we are on the road. We also looked up a place to stay for tonight and decided that we would stay in Redding, CA. I called a place and got us set up for a site.

We headed out from the campground right at checkout time again (12pm) and worked our way to Redding. On our way the place that we are trying to stay at for the weekend called me and we got that all taken care of. The drive to Redding is gorgeous with snow capped mountains in the background and huge trees lining the road. There were also periods of open meadows with big lakes. It was really cool to see all the different landscapes.

On our way we stopped in Lassen National Park to take some pictures. When we pulled in to the picnic area it was completely empty but one of the grills had a pretty good fire going in it. Since no one was around we figured no one was actually using it so we filled up some cups of water and put it out. So we did our good deed for the day preventing a forest fire.

Throughout the whole drive the elevation changes were so weird. Sometimes you didn't even really realize you went up that much. We could tell because there would be absolutely no snow on the ground and then a couple of hundred yards later the ground would be covered in snow. It was pretty cool to see it.

After getting in to Redding and close to the campground we decided to stop at Walmart for some grocery shopping. We got tons of stuff and got all stocked up, which will be good because the place we are staying in for the weekend isn't really close to any grocery stores. After getting in to the campground and getting all set up we walked to the closest redbox location to drop off our movies from last night and we decided to pick up Due Date. We are cooking dinner now and then going to watch our movie.
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