Monday, November 9, 2020

Looking for Weed in California

(Please read our Covid 19 Statement first - Ed) Sorry if you herbalists came here for a different reason after seeing the headline above, we're not in search of California's famously legal cannabis. We're on our way to Oregon and looking for a place to rest up and recharge before hitting the road again.

What we're looking for is a town that is almost exactly between our home east of Sacramento and Grants Pass, where we'll be spending the next few days exploring, to fill up our gas tank, empty our bladders, and have some lunch. That town is Weed, in the shadow of mighty Mount Shasta.

While they're not above cashing in on their town's unusual name, it's not the intoxicating plant that the town is named after, it's named after the founder of the local lumber mill, Albert Weed.

There are three highway exits here. We get off on the first one where all the gas stations are located to take care of that. Then back on the Interstate for one exit. The Hi Lo Cafe sits next to the Hi Lo Motel and is just about the only place in town with indoor, sit down service right now.

It's a nice lunch and we move on, checking out one of the town's souvenir shops (photo at top) where you can buy t-shirts punning on the name of the town (the Weed Police, Enjoy Weed, etc.) and pick up a bottle of wine for later.

We drive through the sleepy little downtown before hitting the freeway again. Yep, there is it. La Florista. The town's weed dispensary. 

I guess not all of it is a joke...

Darryl Musick
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