Heading down Interstate 84 from Washington into Idaho, I was looking for what might be a fun stop along the way. Then, there it was. Just five miles east of Pendleton sat the Wildhorse Resort & Casino.
I’m not a big gambler, but sometimes it’s fun to hang out in a casino and try your luck. We got a room for the night very easily and were immediately impressed by the quality of the surroundings, as well as the fact that there were three or four choices for eating out right there on the premisis.
I hit the casino floor, and I’ll be honest, I was not a big winner. I tried my hand at blackjack and poker, and came out about even. I’m not usually a fan of slot machines, but after just 45 minutes playing them, I found myself moderately ahead. I then took my meager winnings and entered a poker tournament and proceeded to lose it all. In the end though, I’d had about four hours of entertainment and was not significantly poorer for the process. In fact, it was a truly fun time.
We didn’t take advantage of the golf, movie theater, or live entertainment at the Wildhorse Resort & Casino as we were a little pressed for time. Just knowing that those kinds of options are available though makes me think that I could’ve even had a better time while there.
Another meal and a good night’s rest and I was ready to hit the road the next day. Headed down to Idaho to do some more exploring of the Pacific Northwest. Wildhorse Resort & Casino was in my rearview mirror, but the memories of a fun time will probably be more than enough to convince me to make a return trip.
If you’re heading that way, you should really give The Wildhorse Resort & Casino a try.