Czech Daughter-in-law Checks Out North State

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I abandoned my post for a few days, but for good reason. Son Joe and his wife Marie arrived from their home in the Czech Republic. We’ve been busy showing Marie around. Thank you for all the great suggestions, some of which you’ll recognize in the photos below. We went many places.

The Sundial Bridge . . . 

And while we were in the neighborhood, we stopped by Turtle Bay Museum . . .


where Marie kidded around and took the wheel of a ’56 pickup.


For breakfast one day we went to the Cottonwood Eatery where Marie tried biscuits and gravy for the first time. She liked the gravy. (She wasn’t so sure about the biscuits.) She remains amazed at American restaurant’s portion sizes.


While in Cottonwood Marie posed with some local statuary . . .


 And looked forward to our next stop . . .


Such as to Shasta Dam . . .


Where the we saw rusty remains uncovered by the low water levels.


Back in Igo Marie learned how to make gingerbread houses from my twin Shelly.



And while the weather was still nice, Joe showed Marie around Greenberg Acres . . .



Tomorrow’s a new day. So many places to go, and things to do. I’m off playing tour guide. But I’ll be back soon.



Doni Chamberlain
Independent online journalist Doni Chamberlain founded what’s now known as in 2007 with her son, Joe Domke. Chamberlain is an award-winning newspaper opinion columnist, feature and food writer recognized by the Associated Press, the California Newspaper Publishers Association and E.W. Scripps. She lives in Redding, California.
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3 Responses

  1. Avatar Roger says:

    Looks like great fun. Hi to Joe and Marie from Switzerland.

  2. Avatar Budd Hodges says:

    Doni…Welcome and a big howdy to son Joe and his wife marie from the Czech Republic.

    Enjoy your stay at the Greenbergs! And do come back more often, ya hear?

    We'll show ya a good time. Merry Christmas!

  3. Avatar Carmen says:

    What a lovely couple. So happy that she was able to see some of the sights here in Shasta County. Doni and Bruce, Joe got himself a real jewel!! We love Joe and couldn't be happier for him if he was our own son. Congratulations kids!! Can't wait to see and read more about your trip to the USA, Marie and Joe.

    Lovingly, Art and Carmen