Rolling Hills is our favorite California Casino and it offers fine hotel rooms, an excellent RV park - one you can get into, some decent restaurants and of course the Casino. It advertises itself as being 1/2 way between Portland and Los Angeles. Other than the casino, there is not much in Corning and it is more of waypoint than a destination. However the lunch buffet can't be beat and we had to leave a little money (no more than $20.00 per head) on the tables.
Heading on North we ran out of daylight (a problem with the toad keeps us from driving at night) near the 7 Feathers casino in Oregon.
This was a place we had never been before and it is the most "Las Vegasy" Indian Casino we ever seen. Very large, ornate with lots of restaurants and bars - most importantly a smoke free portion of the Casino with a very fine sports bar. It books top entertainment - Creedence was playing the night we were there, but the show, sadly for us, was sold out.
It caters to the mobile public offering truckers a large lot with free shuttles, a very fine RV resort that compares favorably with any other RV resort we've been in, but most importantly for us a "RV Dry" parking lot that is totally free.
These are long spots in the parking lot - long enough for the RV, but we had to park the toad elsewhere, not far from the Casino (also with a free shuttle)
The next morning we took off again and hit our first destination - The Evergreen International Air and Space Museum in McMinnville Oregon.
This place has 4 buildings: 1) A space museum that has artifacts from the Space Race, some retired missiles and some cold war aircraft including an SR-71 (with payloads) and Global Hawk (yay team!) mockup. 2.) A large movie theater for aviation related movies - that was sadly down the day we were there. 3.) An aviation museum that contains a large variety of aircraft including the infamous Spruce Goose of Howard Hughes fame. Lastly and certainly not least a waterpark for the kiddies that has a retired 747 on the roof with waterslides coming out of it.
Ginger and the Evergreen Waterpark
But one of the best and unadvertised features of this place is that if you are going/have went to the Museum, they don't mind you boondocking in their parking lot. This is quiet, paved flat, has roaming security and is one of the best boondocking experiences you can have. The dog was particularly happy with the open fields around it for squirrel observations.
The view out of the Front
After touring the Museum we took off for Seaside Oregon and the Thousand Trails there. We will spend 4 days there.
A little more RV friendly than Santa Barbara.