Sunday, October 23, 2011


I spent a very long and lovely weekend in Quincy with my boyfriend and his roommates. On Saturday, we ventured out and took a nice trip to the Argentine Rock Fire Lookout. This incredible lookout was built somewhere around 1934 and is, to my disappointment, no longer in service. It is perched on the edge of a sheer 500 foot cliff at 7,227 feet on Grizzly Ridge in Plumas County. It looks west over a beautiful stretch of valleys, hills and towns. In the distance, Mount Lassen and the Sierra Buttes can clearly be seen.  If it were up to me, this wonderful piece of Forest Service history would be restored and used as my summer cabin, haha. I just hate to see it falling apart. 

Further to the right, and out of this frame, is Mt. Lassen. The town of Quincy lies in the valley down there at the bottom.

I'm glad "you were here", Rico, but I do wish you hadn't vandalized the 77 year old historic building. 

On the west side of the building, outside, is the remains of a solar shower, and this is what you would have looked out at. Can you imagine showering with that view? How beautiful!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Garden Fresh

I picked a fresh head of lettuce and a bunch of bok choy from my garden plot on Chico's farm yesterday. Isn't it lovely? 

I've never eaten bok choy before, so I called my sister Lisa for some advise. After googling some recipes for her suggestion, braised bok coy, I made coconut rice, braised bok choy and peanut ginger shrimp for dinner. It was SO good! Garden fresh veggies are such a wonderful inspiration to make dinner.