Buddha of Hollywood commented after my recent old postcard of Mount Shasta that the mountain has a great ski slope. I began thinking that some readers at Writerquake haven't seen Mount Shasta or the City of Mt. Shasta, so for you I'm posting these shots I took when I stayed overnight there a few years ago on my way back from Reno. I'm sorry that I didn't stop to take any pictures around Lake Shasta, which is a beautiful place.
As you can see above, the community is effectively positioned at the base of the mountain.
The downtown area is quaint, clean, friendly, and has an assortment of eclectic shops.
This sign was in my motel room.
The information is true......the water is amazing!
This shot is in the sweet city park at dusk. I was quite taken by the presence of the mountain. It seemed to have been lit from within.....
And here is Mount Shasta the next morning on my way out of town.
It's one of those places that is very hard to leave. I entertained fantasies of moving there. Do you do that, truly see yourself living in a different place once you've spent even a little time there?
Along that line, this news report Wednesday evening fascinated me. According to new Census reports, Americans aren't moving. In fact we haven't stayed put in these numbers since 1962.............
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