We've had a nice mix of gambling for those who enjoy it and sightseeing for the rest of us. The rest of us is me. I'm the only one that doesn't really enjoy the casino scene. What I find so odd about it all is that I see the casinos full of people gambling and very few of them appear to be having fun. Most look kind of tired and worried. Many look like they really can't afford the money that they are losing. I have put in my time sitting at penny slot machines this week and incredibly I am about $45 ahead for the week. Even this modest win has not "hooked" me however. I think I am something of a Puritan deep down. It seems like a sinful waste of time and money for very poor entertainment value, and way more cigarette smoke than anyone ought to breathe. OK, that is my final word on that. Ray came out ahead too.
I see I am not being allowed to post anymore pictures tonight, so those will have to wait. Yesterday we drove all the way around the lake and took lots of pictures and poked around the towns and historic sites all along the way. Today we took a boat cruise across the lake. As Ray said tonight, "I think we have done the lake." Tomorrow we head north to Oregon by way of Susanville and Mt. Shasta. The weather has been perfect. It should be a good drive.
See ya back in Portland . . .