by Mary Dickinson
October 22, 2003
At no charge we joined their Millionaires Club. It entitled us to a room for the night for $60 as long as we had more than 100 earned points on our card. It doesn’t take much time on a slot machine to get that many points. The discount is also good for their restaurants. The room was expensively decorated in country furniture, Indian motif wall paper and a luxurious wool Indian design Pendleton bedspread kept us warm at night. The bathroom also carried out the Indian motif in the raised tiles and color. We had a window with a bay view. Occasionally a large fish would leap out of the water. Logs out in the bay were jammed against the islands waiting to be milled.
In the morning, after my husband won over $100 on a straight flush, we took advantage of our discount at their Plank House Restaurant. It was a pleasure to have a view of the bay while we dined. A large stone fireplace gave a feeling of warmth to the lounge in the lobby. Luxurious upholstered furniture was arranged around it so we could enjoy the fire while looking out at the bay. Wynona was being featured in the Entertainment Pavilion, but we had to move on.
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