July 16th – July 17th
We had an unexpected delay in Vancouver but luckily it was for the 3 nights we didn’t have plans prior to heading east to Idaho. We inadvertently ended up in Vancouver WA which it turns out – is a really nice place to spend a few days! Nothing but blue skies and 85-degree weather. The Elks Lodge here had room for us when no one else did and had full hook ups and showers and offered some things we haven’t had in other RV parks, like a bar and a band you could dance to!
We found the “World’s Largest Garage Sale” which was really big and crowded but fun. We don’t have room to fit much more in Lucky but there’s always room for a little fishing gear, an artist designed tee and DVDs for the road. We topped the day off with the War for the Planet of the Apes movie in 3D. We are fans.
Next day we drove up to Ilani (which means “The Song” in Cowitz) Casino in Ridgefield. We took a visit with JP’s sister Penny and her husband Dan earlier in the week and loved it so we decided to give it another go. The place is beautiful. Even with the slot machines the ceiling décor is awesome. It’s so clean, modern and NEW. There is a small food court with quality food and some upper end restaurants as well. We didn’t make any money on the trip but spent the day there and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!
We have a one night stay outside of Battle Ground and then – On to Idaho!
Hooray! The next leg begins!