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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00: General Discussion
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....
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...
Would You Like Dorks With That?

Would You Like Dorks With That?

After being stuck in really bad traffic for over an hour on my way home the other night, I wearily stopped off at a Carl’s Jr for a quick bite and some desperately-needed caffeine. Upon ordering and sitting down to await my meal, I heard some loud, oddly excited voices nearby. “HA HA HAAA! I...
BEES

BEES

A week or so ago, I was home by myself getting a few errands done while the wife and kid were away for the night. I had invited a friend over to watch a game, and was putting dishes away. I glanced out the window to see if my friend had arrived, (he was going to...

Wehlcum to Wahlgreens!

Ok, this is a bit random, but I felt like I had to post something. Just last week my younger brother and our significant others, made a quick trip to the Pacific Northwest. We were spending most of our time in Portland (managed to visit a fellow MAL member Fernando) it was a low key...

TEN YEARS.

Believe it or not, Mis Amigos Locos turned ten yesterday. Yes, this crazy thing has been with us for a full decade. You guys have made this a lot of fun, and reading through our posts here reminds me of some of the reasons why we are ‘amigos’ in the first place. We all share...
An Unusual Request

An Unusual Request

Yesterday while en route to Redding, my lovely wife and I saw an unusual sign in the back window of an RV. You may need to click on the image to see why this is noteworthy. Was this a joke played by mischievous youngsters? The guy driving the RV seemed normal enough, not the type...
Tin Foil Hats in Northern California

Tin Foil Hats in Northern California

While cleaning up our little home office the other day, I came across something that brought back some funny memories. Back in late November of 2011, my wife and I were doing our annual post Thanksgiving tradition of tracking down Christmas Trees with the in-laws. It’s a fun tradition, and recently it’s been rather easy...
Silent Onlooker: The Story of Numb John

Silent Onlooker: The Story of Numb John

This one is long overdue. As most of you Amigos remember, during the first couple of years of my college career (1992-1993) I lived at a JC in Rocklin called Sierra College. Though I didn’t think so at the time, in retrospect it was actually a pretty decent place. I’ve explained previously why I was...