Mis Amigos Locos is an expansive, organized, and perpetually growing collection of memories, funny stories, pictures, and generally entertaining stuff from the lives of a small handful of friends who grew up in Redding, CA.

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Bill and Kathy's

Bill and Kathy’s

Bill and Kathy’s was one of the great, independent, family-owned travel-oriented restaurants along I-5 that are now virtually extinct. Situated in Dunnigan just north of where 505 and 5 meet, it opened in 1947 and was long a popular stop for families making the boring trek through the dusty northern central valley. It closed a...
Mummenschanz

Mummenschanz

A few days ago, I was sitting in the waiting area of a local business browsing through some of the magazines and brochures that were on the table. One of them was for upcoming events at our local civic center, so I thumbed through it, half-interested. There was nothing very cool in there – mostly...
Spoiler Alert!

Spoiler Alert!

I recently spotted this on my morning commute. Is it a joke? Does it actually help in some way? We may never know.
Scott's Log Cabin Security & BBQ

Scott’s Log Cabin Security & BBQ

This past Friday, about 30 minutes after I’d dropped my wife off at the airport, my phone started going crazy as a barrage of rapid-fire text messages appeared. At first, I feared something might be wrong. However, these messages were from an unknown area code, and at a glance seemed to make very little sense....

Girl Power.

When it comes to music a lot of folks will probably say woman musicians have had a hard time getting the props they deserve for creating GOOD music, and have to work harder than most bands with male musicians do.  That may be true…but there is a very good reason behind it.  The reason is...

Diiiiiiiig?

I could go on forever on the worst songs of the 90s…and sadly, probably 1/4 of them I probably actually liked for a brief period of time, or tricked myself into thinking I liked.…and I could most likely be caught singing to several of them in my car.   It is only after maturity sets...
Bus Bong Located

Bus Bong Located

  Years ago, Jaime, Paco and I had a certain female friend who gradually turned from the fun person we knew into a spaced-out, earth-worshipping hippie in the years following high school. We suspected that marijuana played a central role in her transformation, due mainly to a series of very nice but equally strange letters I...

A Most Peculiar Cancelation

We live in a pretty small house, and recently decided to rent a storage locker to help free up some space around here. Late last week, my wife called to reserve a pickup truck from the local U-HAUL place that I needed for my Saturday morning storage run. She did it online, and gave them...
Potted Meat Challenge

Potted Meat Challenge

A few weeks ago my little brother was talking to me about an odd food product he bought at a little out of town grocery store, “potted meat food product”. He described it as being similar in taste and texture to a cheap hotdog that had been tossed in a blender.  So on my most...
SUPER CUTE PUPPIES

SUPER CUTE PUPPIES

A few mornings ago on my way to work, I spotted a pickup with something important-looking crudely scrawled across the tailgate. I drove closer to get a better look, and snapped a photo.     When I eventually passed, I saw that the truck was driven by a perfectly normal-looking middle-aged guy. Since then, I’ve...
Da (other) Brat

Da (other) Brat

  When’s the last time you saw one of these?  I remember being in love with them back when I was 8 or so; it must have been those sweet jump seats in the back.  Back then, it was legal (and normal) to ride in the back of a pickup truck- no roof, no seatbelts,...

No logical explanation?

Haven’t been able to post in this category in a long time, but this story fits PERFECTLY. A few weeks ago, my friend Andres and I backpacked to the Bear Lakes in the Trinity Alps. The goal was to head up Friday afternoon, and try to get all the way to Little Bear Lake which...