We noticed that the park has a "ranch house" available to rent, one that will sleep 14! What a place, we thought, for a family gathering some time in the future. We asked to take a look at the place; the lady in charge said she couldn't let us go through, but we could go look through the windows. Whoopee. We asked about sleeping arrangements, and she wasn't really certain, thought there might be two real bedrooms, and maybe the other beds didn't have full linens, pillows, etc., provided. But if we wanted to go look through the windows ... She showed us where to find the ranch house, and we drove down that way. Thanks but no thanks! The place is located behind a locked gate, beyond the RV storage area, and didn't look at all inviting. Again, thanks but no thanks!
Yesterday (Monday) we drove down to Placerville to the Boeger Vineyard, to buy some wine for daughter Debbie's 50th birthday family celebration. Even on a grey rainy day, the place looks wonderful.
|The Boeger Gateway|
|A closer look at the gate.|
After judicious tasting (they offer free tasting of up to six varieties of their splendid wines) we made our selections and drove away.
But apples, berries, cherries and wines aren't the only lovely things in this area. Mother nature does her best, and spring is a lovely season here.
|Apple trees building their strength for the annual crop.|
|New young Douglas fir preparing to tower into the sky.|
|New growth provides a bright contrast.|
|And old growth makes way for new alongside the tree farm.|
|And, of course, the dogwood!|