Day 12 — July 11, 2009
Today we drove from Wine Country to Northern California and the town of Red Bluff, one of the gateways into Lassen Volcanic National Park. En route, we packaged and shipped our wine. When we arrived at our destination, we explored the area a bit. We actually headed north to get a closer look at Mount Shasta, one of a number of volcanic peaks from Lassen in the south to Mount Rainier, near Seattle. This string of mountains includes Mt St Helens and Mount Hood, besides the ones already mentioned.
In the late afternoon, we stopped at a restaurant/bar called the Riverside Cafe. It has a delightful setting, along the banks of the Sacramento River, which runs right through Red Bluff. We had a drink and enjoyed an outside table overlooking the river. Later, we had a very-filling dinner at a Mexican restaurant, called Casa Ramos, near our hotel in Red Bluff.