Sunday, December 15, 2013

Oroville is rich with culture, recreational opportunities, and history.  People come from hundreds of miles to visit the former gold mining town.

Many enjoy vacationing in Oroville often because they enjoy the enticing environment.  Many more have been lifelong residents.  In recent years, a number of people have relocated to Oroville because they love the area so much.

Some of the features that make the region so attractive are:

  • The Oroville Dam, built in the 1960s to collect water and produce electricity.

  • The dam contains Lake Oroville, which reaches up to a depth of 690 feet.

  • Museums highlighting settlers of old—including the “Gold Rushers.”

  • Ethnic dining that encompasses a wide variety of authentic traditional foods

According to several reporting agencies, the Oroville Dam is the tallest in the United States.  The dam is 770 feet tall and houses six powerful turbans that generate electricity for thousands of residents.  People enjoy walking across the mile-long barrier each day.  To find out more about the Oroville Dam, go to www.oroville-city/sightseeing/thedam.  

Lake Oroville is a popular body of water for a variety of activities.  Some boat owners choose to leave their vessels on the lake year round for convenient access.  Others prefer to relax at one of the numerous campgrounds in the area.  Oroville provides activities for just about everyone.

The Pioneer Museum takes visitors back in time to Oroville’s Gold Rush Days.  The historical building is also the home of Native American artifacts and items that belonged to famous Lott Family.  The Ehmann Home holds several events throughout the year including the Olive Festival and tea parties.

Oroville eateries include a century-old Chinese restaurant, Jamaican food, authentic Mexican meals, as well as a variety of other delicious choices.  There is no limit to the dining choices in Oroville—and new ones popping up frequently.

Many would venture to say Oroville is the best place to live, work, and play.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Cookie's Cabal- We Did it Again!!!

Cookie's Cabal- We Did it Again!!!

Keeping Busy

Friday I went for my "interview" and Monday I went back in to complete my rehire paperwork.  In two weeks I will attend orientation to find out about all of the changes that have gone on.  Thursday I have CPR.... whew- and that's just one aspect of life.

I'm having fun though.  I have a few articles in my cue- tomorrow I will try to get at least one of them wrapped up.  One will not be ready for "eyes" for quite a while, but it's mulling around up there in my head.

I hope everyone else is having an enjoyable time living their lives as well.  If not, make sure to think about your dreams and aspirations.  It is possible to make them happen.  Sometimes, you just have to make some adaptations and figure out a way to accomplish them.

One of my main goals last year was to be published.  Although it did not happen the way I thought it would, I still was able to make that happen to a certain extent.  I really enjoy writing my online newspaper, and thousands of readers view it each month.  I still have the goal of getting my books published and writing articles for some magazines, but at least I've got a start.

I truly appreciate all of my loyal readers who make it possible for me to fulfill my dreams and get so much enjoyment out of life.  Don't be afraid to reach for your stars- you can reach them.  Sometimes, it just takes a little extra stretching.  :)

Sunday, January 20, 2013

So Much to Do- So Much Fun

It has been an excellent week. 

I finally got my article done on the firefighters.  I attended two meetings to get information on another special article I am working on.  AND- the GCG was featured again on the main Zoomvillage home page. 

I have so much in mind for the GCG- if I can just find the time to get it all done. :)

Monday, January 14, 2013

Bad Day- Good Days

All in all it has been a good few days.  I was so sick yesterday I couldn’t do anything.  So—I had to make up some news for the last couple of days.

On a good note though, the GCG was featured twice on the main Zoomvillage home page—WOOHOO!!!

I can’t wait to see what tomorrow brings.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Happy Anniversary to Me

So far it’s been a great week. 

I have had some pretty good stories for my newspaper. 

Tuesday, I went to Schubert’s Ice Cream Shop in Chico because they FINALLY got the sugar free espresso candies in that I love so much.  I had been waiting for months for them to come in.  If you live in the area and you have not tried them, you should.  You will have to wait for the next shipment though—I bought them all, lol.  I am not going to take the chance of them being out again.  I will last at least three months now until I have to buy some more.

Yesterday was my 14th wedding anniversary.  I had my favorite meal—snails—sea snails that is, Lobster.  YUM!  I also got a phone call yesterday from my old employer.  It appears I may be returning to a place I really love to work.  Getting that PFT license really paid off.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Having the Time of My Life

Last week was a good week.  I went to Sacramento to take my test to become a Pulmonary Function Technologist.  I passed- of course.  I would not take a test of this gravity unless I was sure I would pass.

Now to refocus.  I need to blog more regularly.  This is one of my ongoing goals.  I have recently reconnected with a fellow writer who has motivated me to get back to my blog. 

I love writing the newspaper for my hometown.  I have received some “flack” from a rival journalist, but it has just spurred me on even more.  I am having a blast writing the paper.  I enjoy seeing things happen up close and have met many interesting people.

I try to have a different twist on the way I present things that happen in my community.  Last week I wrote an article on the last baby born last year in Oroville.  The idea totally paid off, since there turned out to be a really cool background story.

Now—on to more writing. J