Going for a ride on Mother's Day

It for sure was my best ever Mother's Day. I called my parents Thursday night and said I needed to get out of town. With the weatherman predicting warm temperatures it was time to go. Mom and Dad were in agreement so we headed north on Highway 89 west on Highway 44 to Burney. On the way to the motel, we stopped at the Subway Tube, a lava tube that was indescribable. It's one third of a mile long and Mom made us turn the flashlights out half way through. Wow, did my equilibrium get thrown off. You have got to make this trip. It's 260 mile the scenic route and 230 mile the direct route.

The next morning after having a wonderfully filling breakfast at the Blackberry Cafe we headed out to the Burney Falls. I don't know that my trying to tell how wonderful it was will work. Dad said he'd never seen that much water coming over the falls. The thing that amazed me was like the wall is like lava with holes in it, so water was pouring through the rocks like somebody crying.

This is a perfect overnight destination. You can take the scenic route via Highway 50 to Spooner and Highway 89 to Burney or you can take Highway 395 north to Susanville, and hook west on Highway 44 to North 89. This is definitely a great over nighter with the best scenery.

Johnny Weissmuller who was the original Tarzan jumped off the falls at the introduction in the Tarzan show going ah ah ahhhh! The water only gets to 49 degrees even in the summer. Ow! That must have been painful.

On Mother's Day we rode the motorcycles to my baby sister's new house, the one who just got married. We had lunch at the best place called the Junction Bar. It's right behind the market at Holbrook Junction. I have never seen it before, but with Ken and Christy doing so much work on their new home, they have become good neighbors with the owners Iggy and his brother Squiggy. They have owned the place for 27 years. For $8 or so your meal includes a hamburger, chips and a beer. Thanks Iggy who grilled my hamburger. Man I thought I died and went to heaven.

Pancake breakfast

It's time for the Johnson Lane Volunteer Fire Department's major fundraiser of the year. The annual pancake breakfast is Sunday May 31 from 8 a.m. till noon. They have a huge raffle and a silent auction. Your entry includes hot pancakes, bacon, sausage, eggs, coffee, milk and orange juice. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. Come support our local fire station and how about volunteering?

Lisa Welch is a Johnson Lane resident and can be reached at 267-9350.


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