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12: Field Trip

Another Field Trip?

Was checking out the blog and reading past entries, and thought we should do another Field Trip. In case you guys don’t remember Jaime’s original idea, it was this… Pick a place in or near your town that you haven’t been to that looks interesting, (restaurant, store, whatever…) post what you think the place might...

Not much of an “Experience”

Well, yesterday after work I finally got to go to the “Experience”. And it was certainly not at all what I expected. Like my first look at the place, as you pull up you kind of wonder why someone would decide that this was a good place for a business. It is on a crappy...

Cal Skate, Part 2: Inside

After some convincing, I was able to get my lovely wife Juanita to accompany me to Cal Skate Roller Fun Center. We arrived mid-afternoon on a Sunday, a time when I figured it wouldn’t be too busy. One of the first things I noticed was that the parking lot had far more weeds than cars,...

Lumberjack’s, where the elderly and bread fearing eat.

The first smell that hit my nostrils was that of whatever was dying in the trashcan behind the store. Whatever it was, it wasn’t pleasant . My attention then shifted to two large gentlemen sitting in a truck. Maybe this WAS where the big boys ate. Hey, it was a good sign. I got Bernardo...

Cal Skate, Part 1: Reconnaissance

For my Field Trip assignment, I chose a place here in town called Cal Skate Roller Fun Center. I know next to nothing about this place, except that a friend of mine (who’s around our age) mentioned that it was quite the happenin’ spot back when he was a kid. That was in the late...

Experience The ??? Project

Those of us who have been long time residents of Redding have seen the old Asian Market on Market Street. I even went inside the place once with my little brother; he had spoken very highly of the various types of “ramen” that you could get there. There wasn’t much to it, a lot of...

Lumberjack’s, where Jaimenacho will eat

I’ve been watching the construction of this place for several months. It both intrigues me, and disgusts me. I’m not sure what to expect there, or why it even replaced the Lyon’s restaurant we’d been using as a meeting place for many, many years. Part of me expects to find that this place is very...

TOPIC: Field Trip.

The First Mis Amgos Locos Field Trip Topic. This is how it works. Step 1: Find a place in your current city of residence that you’ve NEVER been to before. Find someplace unusual, someplace that has piqued your curiosity a little, some place weird. It might be some place you’ve said “HEY I want to...