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~ Kathy M.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Olympic Club: Another McMenamins

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
The Olympic Club in Centralia, Washington

On the way home from Olympia, we stayed at another McMennamins.  This was actually the first one we had discovered, staying here around 5 years ago.  It is kind of funny that we have hit two of them in one week, with all of the running around we have been doing lately.

We were early for check-in (they were pretty strict about no early arrivals here).  So, we went into the main bar where we were pretty much ignored.  The guy was busy though. That turned out to be a really good thing as we went down the hall to The Tourist Bar instead, and met a kindred spirit in Amy, the bartender. 

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

Here is Amy with her new love, Todd.  (Sorry, Todd, you blinked and it was the only picture I had!)

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

Amy and her co-worker, who was also a sweetie. Sorry, I cannot remember her name.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

This guy cracked us up!  He very politely came in and asked Amy if they had free wi-fi.  She said yes, and he asked if he could bring his computer in.  Amy said, sure.  We were all assuming that he would bring in a laptop, but he brought in a whole desktop and set it up by the window.  It was a great idea, but I kept thinking, you might be a redneck if .....

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

We got to check into our room at 3:00.  It only cost $70.00 and included free billiards and two free movie tickets.  You can't beat that!

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
The door to our room.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

 Oooh, I love my best friend husband!

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

Notice all the writing on the walls.  We stayed in the  Ernie Rector room, and the writing tells all about him.  He was an obese single rich man who did the books and managed the Olympic Club in the old days.  Ernie owned three businesses, and ate all of his meals at the Olympic Club, come to find out.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

Pictures of our upstairs hallway:

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


After getting settled into our room, we went back downstairs to get something to eat.  I had a salad and an artichoke pizza.  It was good. I can't remember what Cary had.  

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

After dinner, we played a game of billiards.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

 I see a face in the flash on the wall.  Do you?

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

 I saw another face here.  
It is probably nothing.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


After we were done with the pool tables, we went to watch our movie.  It was Whip It with Drew Barrymore.  I liked it, but I fell asleep.  I want to rent it sometime so I can see what happened.  Cary fell asleep too, so he is no help there.  I did get a great idea for a blog post while I was still awake.  I want to go to the roller derby in Bend write about it sometime soon.  I want to take Cary, April and Rob with me ... it should be a blast!

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

Misc. Photos of the Olympic Club:

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews



 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

I hope that you enjoyed the visit!

~ Kathy M. 



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2 comments:

Kimberly Aardal said...

Hi Kathy,

Your blog caught my eye because it had Central Oregon in it. I used to live in Bend and have very fond memories of living there. I have enjoyed a few stays in McMennamins and they do not disappoint. It was fun to see the pictures.

Kathy at Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy Welcomes You! said...

Thank you, Kimberly, I am glad that you enjoyed the pictures. Thanks for posting.

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