A little background on why I named this blog what I did.

I should probably do a little explaining on my title of this blog. First my last name is White. Therefore I live in the "White House." Living in the "White House" makes me the 1st Lady. My physical address says I live in Westwood Ca. (not the one by Los Angeles) but a little mountain town in Northeastern Ca. However I really live in a section out of Westwood known as Pinetown. With all the joking going on between my friends, I inevitably became Pinetowns 1st Lady living in the "White House." With all that said, this is just going to be a more personal blog of my life here in Westwood/Pinetown. My family and friends being a big part of it.
Originally I really wanted to take a picture a day for one year and post it on this blog. Perhaps like a photo diary. My life though is quite quiet and perhaps is not photo worthy for a picture a day but I plan on trying. So why not hop in and take a ride with me through little mountain town U.S.A. You may just love it as much as I do!


Freebies from Lassen County? I don't think soooooooo! Day 66

Not at all was this the picture(s) of the day I was anticipating. I presumed that this morning I would awaken to a neighborhood wrapped in a blanket of snow. This is not what I found. Camera in hand and sleeping eyes opening, I looked to the left and then looked to the right and snapped these pictures in my naked feet. Done I jumped back into the comfort of my carpeted floor and then took a wonderful , aromatic breath deep into my lungs and watched the exhaling air leave me and I was happy! It felt so good and it felt so right. There is nothing for me as refreshing as a deep breath of mountain air. (Of course standing on an ice cold frozen deck did indeed help the waking up process!)

So to the left and

a look to the left over towards the mountains. This is what I saw, Beautiful is it not. Oh well I think so!
Now on a more fun note! In the early hours of today, The great United States of Americas election day, I kept hearing on the news stations how,
#1 Starbucks,
#2 Krispy Kreme donuts,
#3 Ben and Jerry's ice cream were giving away their prospective products.

So with it being a little on the chilly side still, I decided to Google these 3 places and try to map out what it would take for a Lassen County resident to go and take these places up on their freebie today offers.

Well #1 Starbucks. If you live in Susanville Ca, you have one in your town. For me it is a 27.8 mile jaunt for that free cup of coffee. Also a mountain Pass! (Fredonyer)

Now on to #2 That wonderful Red, White and Blue star shaped Krispy Kreme donut is going to require I from Westwood/Pinetown to drive to Pinole Ca, at a mere distance of 182.35 miles one way to get this delicious free donut.

Ahhh but we got lucky on the ice cream. Leaving from my street in Pinetown it is only 52.5 mile trip to Chico for that free scoop of ice cream. (I think that must be how the crow flies) but I used Google as my source!

I decided to opt out for all those freebies and walk to Young's Market in Westwood which is a 3 mile round trip as Allison walks for a 12 pack of Coca-Cola at a price of $6.88 .

The time and effort and gas money I saved today by not going after the freebies?


plus I can now add 3 more pictures of crossing Robbers Creek Bridge on my way back from what I believe to be the smart choice! Shopping whether free or not LOCAL!


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View Larger Map This is where I live. To the right of Westwood barely visible is the little section I live in called Pinetown. We have probably 150 to 200 people for our population. Westwood on the other hand is HUGE by comparison with a population of around 2000!
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