Ponderosa Thousand Trails in Lotus, California
We found a spot by the river front at Ponderosa TT. Our river front spot cost $5.00 a day. The weekend campers are friendly & quiet. The direct tv & verizon are good at our river front site. I extended our stay another week. On one of our walks I found this Chinese House wildflower its colors are vibrant.
On Saturday, we drove into Placerville to look around. We found a used book store that had several used field guides. Also, I found one of the gold country names of Placerville is Hangtown.
Kevin and I saw the Hangman’s Tree Tavern. The tavern has been closed since 2008. The stump of the white oak tree used in Placerville’s first hanging in 1849 is supposedly in the tavern basement. If you look close enough at the picture of Hangman’s Tree Tavern a noose is hanging from the roof. On the way home we passed the Fence of Boots. A boot on every fence post and pole, in honor of the owner’s late son. I found this information on the Roadside American app. My picture of the Hangman’s Tree is published in the Roadside America website & app.
Then, we relaxed talking to other campers and looking at the kayaks & rafters going down the American River. One lone kayaker flipped over in the water but he bounced up and righted himself quickly. Sorry I didn’t get a picture of it
- Scrub Jay
- Bullock’s Oriole