Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Skruffy Dog in the Clouds, Placerville Trip

Skruffy in Clouds

Yesterday I was sitting down resting after dumping our tanks.  While at my sister’s house, we use a blue tote to empty them, which is not an easy task sometimes.  As I was looking up in the sky, I see this cloud which starts to look a bit like a dog. As I look at it more and more, I realize that it looks more and more like Skruffy running.  You see, she “hops” when she runs.  

Skruffy running

Looking through some of the hundreds of pictures I have of Skruffy, this one to the right came closest to hat I was talking about.  Over the years her hair has been much longer than it is now…which is one of the reason she was called Skruffy when I rescued her.

Mom wanted to travel up to Placerville the other day to have lunch at the Buttercup Pantry.  We have been up there a few times, but this time I brought my camera to get some pictures of it.  On the way up there, I decided to drive by Folsom Lake to see how high the lake really is.

Folsom Dam

Here is the dam above, and lake below. 

Folsom Lake

This is the highest I have seen Folsom Lake in a few decades now.  Not that it has not been this high for 20+ years, but it has not been this high the past four years that we have been coming to California during our travels. It is nearly 80% full, and they need to have room for the rest of the spring snow runoff coming out of the Sierras.

Buttercup Pantry in Placerville     Buttercup Pantry in Placerville

The Buttercup Pantry restaurant is right in the downtown area, has a small parking lot, but is well worth any parking problems to eat there.

Buttercup Pantry in Placerville

Despite the sign, they let me use the front door….

Buttercup Pantry in Placerville

This is some entryway in picture above…

Buttercup Pantry in Placerville   Buttercup Pantry in Placerville 

Buttercup Pantry in Placerville

The inside of the Buttercup is very interesting.  The food was good, and it was a nice drive up and back.  Since we are only going to be around for about a month, we told mom that we would try and go somewhere every week … the smile on her face told me that she was very agreeable to that!

18 days till departure...


  1. I love Scruffy's ears flying in the wind!! LOL

    1. She actually was running and then jumping onto a chair...she needs a running start sometimes with those short little legs...hence, her ears were flying up like that.


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