On the Road Again
What a wonderful way to start the New Year - heading south to celebrate our
daughter's wedding. More good news? All the wedding wine did fit inside the basement of our bus. We even have a
temperature probe inside a case to ensure it will remain at a constant cool
temperature. I can monitor the bay temperature from the passenger seat. We have
developed an intricate system of placing ice "blankets" over the wine
cases if the temperature rises about our wine comfort zone. Our system is so sophisticated, we have two sets of the ice sheets, so
one set is always in the freezer (freezing) and the other set is in the bays. We can swap
as needed. I'm a genius for coming up with this easy and inexpensive cooling
solution, so please notify the Nobel Prize Committee next time you see them,
will you? Dang if our little system isn't working! If our plan fails in the 100° temperatures of the Southern
California desert, we will
simply bring the wine inside the bus
- covering the entire floor no doubt - and set the air conditioning to "arctic".
Done and Done.
Parenting Advise: Raise beer drinkers!
We managed to get out of town an entire 15 minutes prior to our scheduled noon departure time, which is
basically a miracle. More auspicious good beginnings
for the New Year! Our journey today wasn't far. We are spending the night in
Canyonville, Oregon specifically because the overnight temperature is predicted
to be around 55°. We are staying again at the so-very-fabulous Seven
Feathers RV Resort, conveniently located 99 miles north of the Oregon-California
Do y'all remember that this website is called "RV Goddess" and is often
about RVing? It certainly has not been about RVing for a while, but
today I am going to show you photos of this beautiful resort!
Okay, okay... I will throw-in a food photo at the bottom of this page
for my foodies.
This is a typical pull-through site at
Feathers RV Resort. They also have a few smaller back-in sites. All
sites have full-service, a picnic table, cable television and free wifi.
The resort is operated by the
Cow Creek Band of
Umpqua Band of Indians, and the resort is (far and quietly) across
the freeway from the
Casino Resort - a huge complex with a casino, hotel, concert venue,
spa facilities and several restaurants and bars. There is also a massive
Everything is top-rate (though the casino is still too smoky for my
Seven Feathers RV Resort has a beautiful
heated indoor swimming pool and hot tub.
On the other end of the huge building
housing the swimming pool is a conference/rally room and
a nice fitness center. Is there a rule that every
television in every fitness center in every RV park must
be tuned to FOX News? Why?
The RV resort also features a very nice
fire pit area..
... and a large covered pavilion,
complete with BBQ grills. There is a pretty little creek
running through the resort. The creek is lined with
The landscaping is very pretty and there
are great laundry/shower facilities and a play ground
for the kiddies.
No need to unhitch your tow vehicle!
Seven Feathers has a shuttle that will fetch you from
your rig and take you down to the casino for dining,
gambling, or whatever else you want to do at a casino.
This Native American casino serves cocktails in the
casino (but they are not free).
We really like staying here, but only
once have we stayed here for more than one night! Too
convenient for us, and too close to our home to remain
much longer. The time we did stay long enough to smell
the roses -
we had a blast. Imagine having lunch in a historic
Oregon inn where Clark Gable stayed while fly fishing, then
visiting a ghost town and finally having dessert in
"heaven"? There really is a lot to do here and we hardly
ever go to the casino!
I went crazy last night and made a 7-layer lasagna!
It is tradition that we have lasagna
on the first night of a RV road trip. Late last night I put
Turkey Lasagna, ready to bake this evening. The recipe is low-fat and
high-flavor, and I am able to make it entirely organic,
which is important to me. The casserole uses no-boil
lasagna noodles, so is also easy enough to prepare in a
RV kitchen. It will be plenty for dinner tonight and
lunch tomorrow - no doubt at a rest area somewhere south
Until my next update, I remain, your chilling correspondent.
Seven Feathers RV Resort. I think I said enough
about this fabulous park today. We paid $32 with Good
Sam and casino club card. (Yes, they let you use
multiple discounts here!)
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