We stayed at the Ghost Mountain RV Park. It was at one time the set for the TV series "The Virginian". The set is still standing and they have converted the saloon into the camp clubhouse and serve breakfast and dinner there daily. On weekends they open the bar and have dances and karaoke. There are many of the buckboards and wagons from the television show scattered throughout the campground. While sitting outside reading we were visited by a camp robber (Stellers Jay) who was eyeing Jo's trail mix. So we dropped a few nuts and dried raisins on the table and let him and two of his friends feast.
This is the area of California where gold was discovered in 1849 at Sutter's Mill. We visited the Gold Discovery State Park and then went into Placerville which used to be called Hangtown because of their propensity to hang people rather than jail them. They had lots of nice small shops and one of then had this painting of a Spotted owl on its window. We then had a great lunch at Z-Pies the sister restaurant of the one we visited in Reno. We drove into the surrounding hills and stopped at three of the over 75 wineries that are within a forty mile radius. Josie picked up a bottle of "Chocolate Splash" a port wine infused with chocolate, from Narrow Gate Winery, and two other wines from Miraflores Winery. We then went to Jack Russell Brewery where I had a nice flight of their brews. I was not able to fill my own growler because of California law, so went home empty handed.
On Saturday night I took Jo to Placerville Speedway for her first dirt track sprint car races and she was a trooper. She said she enjoyed them even with the noise and dust. I was able to get in a round of golf at Apple Mountain Resort and it had to be the hilliest golf course I have ever played. We also drove up the western side of the Sierras to an area called Crystal Basin and did some sight seeing and birding.
Tomorrow we go farther west for a week in Napa Valley.