Monday, July 2, 2012

Olympia, Washington

We are staying at the Lucky Eagle Casino and RV Park in Rochester, Washington, part of the Chehalis Indian nation.  We have water and electric hookups. We arrived yesterday and headed to the casino, where we gambled, got a free dinner buffet, and they reimbursed us $50.00 for our two day stay at the RV park.  Quite a great deal for just signing up for a Players Club card!
Today we ventured into Olympia, the capital of Washington and visited the state capitol building. We had a one hour guided tour and then headed out the back door and had a picnic at Capitol Lake Park.
Fact:  While Tiffany's was struggling as a company in 1890, Washington State awarded them, as the lowest bidder, the contract for lighting the capitol.  There are 429 Tiffany lamps and chandeliers in the capitol building, now worth many millions. 

Our campsite at the Lucky Eagle Casino RV Park

Washington State's Capitol building
The Great Seal of Washington
The rotunda lobby
The Rotunda ceiling and dome and Tiffany Chandelier
The Legislative Chamber
The Senate Chamber
Debbie at Capitol Lake park after our picnic

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