August 2017 — Great Escape
● By Enjoy Magazine
On the cover: Ryan Schuppert and Taylor Smith
Photo by Kara Stewart
These long, hot, lazy days of summer are in full swing – we hope you’re enjoying this extra-heavy dose of Vitamin D!
It’s the perfect time to plan a jaunt to McArthur-Burney Falls State Park – that place that Teddy Roosevelt called “the eighth wonder of the world.” Just an hour’s drive from Redding, the mist of that magnificent waterfall will cool you right off.
The free Chico Air Museum is a mecca for airplane aficionados, and while you’re in Butte County, check out the aptly named Paradise in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas. It is home to some fun shops, eateries and festivals – we’ll share a few of the gems we found there.
Then meet Francisco Bobadilla, the owner of Red Bluff’s Firehouse Pizza who has built a fun and safe space for kids to hang out. The popular track, wrestling and football coach has a knack for building strong youth – he also teaches guitar lessons at the juvenile justice center, and his influence has straightened the life paths of more than a few students.
And finally, we’ll introduce you to Carolyn Ward, who ran a 10K in Hawaii to achieve her goal of running a race in every state in America. She finished first in the 70-99 age group and was cheered on by a crew of friends who are the wind beneath her running shoes.
Please join us for the final month of this summer’s Enjoy Movies in the Park series, which will be at Enterprise Community Park every Friday night in August. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs or picnic baskets, or enjoy our onsite food vendors during this wholesome community activity under the stars.
Enjoy the last stretch of summer!
August 2017 - Great Escape