Have you seen the PBS documentary Prison Town, USA?
Sappy, twangy sad music, filmed on a dark and stormy night, dramatic interviews...
If you haven't, please don't.
You will spend 87 minutes of your life on understanding Susanville, CA to be doom and gloom... instead of what I know it to be, which is THIS...
I spent a few days last week with two of my BESTEST buds in this very underestimated little town.
Best budget vacations ever... are the ones where you visit and stay with friends! Cheaper than a resort AND much tastier!
It may be small BUT there are many positive contributions that Susanville has made to our world! We brainstormed those contributions while laying in a tent at the nearby Eagle Lake. We have worked hard to compile them for you. These are for all those other one-stoplight towns out there in the world that are just stellar.
-Susanville has two movie theaters! (the one at the end of the hill is run into by semi trucks passing though at least a few times every year)
-The Frosty Mill has the most glorious oreo milshakes (I am a first hand witness)
-Susanville has a Christmas Tree lighting every year
-The new Miss California is from Susanville!
-Families of deer often live on the front lawns of Susanville residents
-Their community college is one of the ONLY two in the U.S. to offer gunsmithing
-The Lassen County fair is a BIG deal
-They have two starbucks (one in safeway, and the regular starbucks two doors down)
uhhhh.... I'm sure there's many more things too ;)
What do you love about small towns?