Dave & Therese's Most Excellent RV Adventure travel blog

Our space at Jackson Rancheria RV Resort

The view from our home.

Farmer Therese and friends

Rick & Sheila's family

A day on the golf course

Sightseeing with Bernie and Bev

We departed Red Bluff on Saturday the 29th to travel to our next stop just southeast of Sacramento for a visit with friends and family in the area. The drive was uneventful, except for a mildly frightening segment through Sacramento - the eight-lane roadway was crowded with a lot of drivers who were apparently late for wherever they were headed. Yikes! But, we made it through intact and then enjoyed a 40 mile drive on two-lane country roads to our new home base, the Jackson Rancheria RV Resort.

The park is located in the lower foothills (about 1,400’ elevation) of the Sierra mountains in an area known as the “Golden Hills”. The spaces are the most generous that we have experienced, with plenty of separation and offset from each other and unobstructed views of the surrounding forested hills - very nice.

On Sunday we rendezvoused with Therese’s brother, Bernie, to go for a visit with our nephew Rick and his family on their home/farm in the hills outside of Placerville. They are a wonderful, self-sufficient family of 10, with eight kids and young adults ranging in age from 7 to 21, who work together to produce much of their own produce and care for their horses, cows (both milk and beef) and chickens. “Mom” Sheila’s diligent home schooling of all of the children has developed intelligent, knowledgeable and confident young people who are delightful to be around. We truly enjoyed our time with them.

We left our “rolling home” on Monday for a three-day sleepover at Bernie’s (and our) dear friend Bev’s lovely home in El Dorado Hills. We played a round of golf Monday afternoon at a local course, Bass Lake (it appeared that it actually had neither, as far as we could tell) Golf Course, whose entire grounds crew appeared to be four goats that were kept in a pen during the day to avoid irritating the golfers. Despite the somewhat rustic conditions (and a Herd of geese) we enjoyed the day.

As it turned out, our timing for golf was fortunate, because the weather turned to rain and wind on Tuesday with the temperature dropping almost 30 degrees - which, of course, everyone blamed the Washingtonians for bringing it with us. We did a little sightseeing and wine tasting in and around the Folsom area, but generally just hung out at Bev’s and enjoyed each other's company for a couple of relaxed and fun days together.

We headed back to Jackson on Thursday afternoon to get ready to leave for our next stop. Friday morning dawned clear and crisp for our drive to our new home base in the Bay area, where we will settle into a two week stay to relax, play some golf and explore San Francisco and the Monterrey/Carmel region.

We’ll keep you posted….

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