Adventures in the Villa



2017-10-06 Westbound; Goodbye, California, Hello, Nevada…

We left Hat Creek mid-morning, and headed east.  Soon we were rewarded with a view of Lassen Peak in the distance:

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We continued south, just west of the Nevada border, until we crossed over into Nevada near Reno:

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Our map is now complete, showing all the States we have visited on this trip, except for the five Canadian Provinces.  We’ll have to look for a combined map when we return home…

We soon at arrived in Carson City.  We were instructed to show up at exactly 2:00 pm, so we had two hours to kill.  We did some shopping and spent some quality time in a nearby Starbucks:

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We are going to spend this weekend with the Lake Tahoe Airstream Club in what they call an Urban Rally; specifically, it is called Airstreams on Main.  There are 32 Airstreams parked along Carson Street – downtown Carson City – and in an adjacent parking lot.  It was great fun to attend an Airstream rally again after these many months.  We met many new friends and saw many interesting Airstreams:

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Our main activity this evening was Happy Hours – over 60 people!  Quite a mob.  We also had some great singer/guitar entertainment…

And an enjoyable time was had by all…



















2017-10-05 Westbound; California, here we come…

We left Junipers RV Park in Lakeview, OR and soon we reached the promised land:

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We are happy to be back in California; we left California on June 10…

Today we are heading into the Lassen National Forest and Burney Falls State Park.  We’ve wanted to see Burney Falls since we first heard about it in 2006.  Today is the day!

We had an uneventful drive south along the eastern border of California, not far from Nevada.

We reached Burney Falls State Park about noon.  The falls are not far from the Visitors Center; we soon had a peak at them as we started down the canyon:

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The path takes us over the stream above the falls; interestingly, the stream flows mostly underground until about 3/4 mile upstream, where some of its water pops to the surface.  (More on this later…)

We crossed the bridge and walked through the woods, hearing the falls and occasionally getting a glimpse of them.  Along the way we had nice views of the stream.

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Finally we were able to get a full view of the falls:

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As we drew closer we noticed the interesting shape and location of the falls and the water:

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Notice how the water is flowing not only over the top of the rocks, but from within the rocks as well!

The underground stream stays underground even as it comes to the surface 3/4 mile upstream, and it is this underground water that flows out of the layer of porous and fragmented rocks that are lodged between the harder basalt rock.  Here is the sign which explained the phenomenon:

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We admired the blue color of the pool at the base of the falls; there were even men casting here:

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(No fish in sight…)

We like walking to see waterfalls, as you may have noticed… We hope these are not our last…

We headed out of the State Park and drove about 25 miles to our campground for the night: Rancheria RV Park in Hat City:

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Happy Hours ensued and an enjoyable time was had by all…




































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