Monday, September 19, 2016

Fun at Chinook Winds

Kathi and I are still at the Green Caye RV Park in Dickinson, TX. We have been here since Thanksgiving 2014. Our plan is to be here until Thanksgiving of 2016, then move to the Austin-Georgetown area for a few weeks to visit with our oldest son, AJ. We have no definite plans past that point, but we will be travelling again trying to get near a casino or two while avoiding snowy weather. In the spring we plan to be at Charlie’s Service Center in Sunset, UT for some needed RV repairs.

While we are stationary I have been relating our previous travels. Our RV travel story began in July 2003 and I am currently writing about August 2007. The story continues …..

We arrived at the Chinook Bend RV Park in Lincoln City, OR on Sunday, August 19, 2007. We met my sister and brother-in-law, Carol and Lloyd Jackson at the Chinook Winds Casino where they were boondocking in their motorhome. We spent a few hours visiting and made arrangements to meet them for the casino buffet on Monday.

The four of us met at the buffet on Monday and had a great lunch. Their clam chowder is always a favorite supplement to our meal. The buffet feeds a lot of people every day, so they have a nice selection of choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner. After lunch we spent a few hours playing video poker machines, then adjourned to their motorhome for a few more hours of catching up on family news and current events.

Chinook Winds Buffet sign
Buffet entrance

Half of seating area for buffet
Tuesday was senior day at the casino buffet and we each got $2 off the price of our meal. That incentive is enough to draw a crowd, so we got in line early for lunch. With additional points from Kathi’s player’s club card, our lunch was $11 for both of us. Every dollar saved is gambling money, so we enjoyed the discounts. Kathi had clam chowder and baked salmon. I had a piece of fried chicken, a slice of pizza and a slice of ham with a wedge of pecan pie for desert. I do not eat many vegetables when I get to choose the menu.

Clam chowder on lunch menu

After lunch Carol and Kathi spent a few hours playing video poker, Kathi started with $10 and had a credit ticket for $9.78 when they got tired of playing. Lloyd went home for an afternoon nap and I played various machines and won a few dollars playing video keno. It was a fun day for all of us.


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