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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Mount Shasta, CA

Aloha Everyone,

Mount Shasta, located near Redding, CA Is the most voluminous stratovolcano in the Cascade Volcanic Arc. The mountain and surrounding area are part of the Shasta–Trinity National Forest.

J.J. and I have traversed this road before yet we cannot recall seeing Mount Shasta as it appeared so enormous out of the surrounding plain.

Fascinated with Mount Shasta, I asked J.J. if we could find a restaurant with the view of this colossal mountain. He found Dos Amigos, a Mexican restaurant in Weeds with a million dollar view of Mount Shasta.

The place was quaint, food was nothing to write home about, but what an incredible family history of the man and his sister who work there. Their Chinese ancestors looking for better life wanted to go to America. When they asked for directions, the locals show them the way to where “White People” lived. This was in the 1930's and British were occupying India.

The siblings were born and raised in India and they are fluent in 3 of the main Indian languages: Punjabi, Hindi and Bengali. They also speak Chinese, learned English, and the brother is now fluent in Mexican Spanish.

Here is the sister, “Maria”. The brother was engaged in negotiating with contractors about renovations for the restaurant.

Today J.J. drove 6 1/2 hours with two rest periods in between. We are staying at an RV Park connected to the Rolling Hills Casino. Outside temperature was 92 degrees Fahrenheit when we arrived.

Aloha -- Cathi