Where We've Been (46 out of 50 States)...Where We Are!

Where We've Been (46 out of 50 States)...Where We Are!
Working at 3 Rivers Resort in Almont, Colorado until the end of August!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Play Days

We wrapped up the Cincinnati Quilt Show on Sunday and spent another night at the hotel with plans to travel a few hundred miles on Monday. The weather had other plans, it was rainy and windy so we opted to find another location…and we did! Instead of heading northeast as planned, we headed southwest a few miles to Indiana, where there were 3 casinos all within miles of one another and they allowed boondocking. We were so ready for a nice, fun, play day!

Our first stop was the furthest of the 3 casinos, Belterra Casino located in Florence, Indiana. This casino is one of the nicest, cleanest and friendliest we have been to in a long while. They did not have any promotions and the machines are a bit tight, but the people were so friendly. The buffet was a wonderful spread of some really good tasting fresh foods.

Boondocking was located right across the road with ample space for several rigs, many truckers park there overnight too. The rains continued throughout the night which made it a long walk to our home after playing all day. We did not see any signs of any shuttle to and from this parking area.

Our second night we opted to head north to the next casino, the Grand Victoria in Rising Sun, Indiana. This place had a huge area to park overnight and even though we were the only ones, there was enough room for hundreds of RV‘s here. Another long walk to the casino, but we did see shuttle stops, only no shuttles in sight. It was not raining, but there was frigid wind blowing.

They were also located on a riverboat that had several floor levels with many slot machines and table games. A very classy place with very accommodating staff.

The buffet was fabulous, fresh and tasty with desserts that were scrumptious.

Our last stop was going to be Hollywood Casino in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. We heard that we would not be able to park overnight on property but were allowed to park in another area. Since we were not comfortable with that, we thought we would just go and play for a few hours, not overnight it. That is not even possible. We could not even get close enough to park our rig. There were warning signs of parking overhead being only 7’9”. We almost made a dreaded turn into this area, where we both driving our rig and the Penske truck had to hold up traffic to make a turn around which was very tight. It seems there is NO parking lot, only parking structures that do not accommodate tall vehicles. We didn’t stop!

The weather has made it difficult for us to pursue many of our plans but we are trying to make the most of all the changes that are going on.


Kenny And Angela's Adventure said...

The food looks yummy where are you off to now?

Janie and John said...

This "spring" weather is the pits. We all need some sunshine and warmth in the midwest!

Wanderin' said...

Amazing how much weather plays a part in where we end up.

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

Thanks for the reminder that casinos are good options for boondocking. Of course with those buffets, it might cause us to overload our CCC! ;c)

Ali said...

Was glad to see your post today. I was wondering how you guys were doing. Have you started your other blog that you mentioned awhile back? I was reading something that brought my sister to mind and your daughter. Even though I don't write as often as I was while we were selling Christmas trees I am still keeping you in our thoughts. Where are you headed now? Would love to know how you are feeling about the scooter gig?