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Friday, November 12, 2010

Power-less food almost free

A couple of interesting notes on our trip so far:

First, we went to dinner last night at the Quinault Casino, just a short (and I do mean short) trip from the park.  They have a $4.95 dinner from 4-6pm.  The entrees included a 5oz steak, a 6 oz chicken, a small salmon, or liver & onions.  Absolutely no substitutions.  While the portions are fairly small, the cost is really good.

Unfortunately, our waitress never asked us if we wanted drinks, so we all ended up with just water.  Likewise, even though they had desserts, she never asked about that either.  Afterwards, we went to McDonalds and had ice cream.

We also went back the this morning for their $1.98 breakfasts.  We had a 30 minute wait, so I went off with Charlie to play a penny slot machine.  I won $12 after starting with $2, so I was able to treat the 4 of us to breakfast on the casino’s dime.  The breakfast included eggs, hash browns, choice of bacon, sausage, or ham, and toast.  However, we were unable to have toast…….

At about 8 this morning, someone somewhere hit a power pole and created an area-wide power failure.  It took at least 4 hours or more to get the power back on.  Up at the casino, they were running on their generators which do not power everything.  They have enough capacity for light, some limited cooking, and of course, all the gaming areas and equipment.  Not enough for our toast though, so we had to pass on that.

After breakfast, our friends did a bit of gambling and then we went for a drive up highway 109 until it ends in an Indian town.  Was a bit disappointed in the cleanliness of the town.  Some of the houses were trashed as was the yard.  So we left there and returned to the RV about 2:30 or so.

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