Tuesday, January 15, 2013


Jan 10-11 - Since we had to be out of the motorhome overnight, we decided to go to Lake Elsinore for a little change of scenery.  It is only about 10 miles away and we knew they had a Costco and restaurants in the area.  I looked on line for some possible places to stay.  Another couple in the Temecula Valley RV waiting room said they had stayed the night before at the Holiday Inn at Lake Elsinore ($64/night) with Continental Breakfast.  They said Motel 6 was too depressing.  I found a Quality Inn that was $59 a night with Breakfast Buffet!  That sounded good.enough.  When we arrived, the cost per night was only $54, saving us $10 over the Holiday Inn.  We could splurge on dinner!!

After checking in, we took a drive out to see the Lake.  It was overcast, cold and windy.  A disappointing drive but I did manage to get a few pictures without even getting out of the car!

On the way back to the motel, we stopped by Costco to take care of a few things as we had planned.
After a mixed drink in our room, we went out to Chili's for the 2 for $20 deal.

We started with their Crispy Onions and Jalapeno Stack for appetizer again.  We reported having them in October for my birthday.  They are so good!! For dinner, I had the Margarita Chicken with Black Beans and Rice.  Very good, although not too exciting.

But Ken ordered the Honey-Chipotle Crispy Chicken Crispers with corn on the cob and fries.  They were sooo tasty!!  I might try them next time.

The next morning we went for our Breakfast Buffet.  They offered sausage and scrambled egg circles, donuts, English muffins, fruits, coffee and juice.  But the thing that fascinated me was the neat Belgium Waffle making machine!  The tall box on the left contained waffle mixture that you squirt into a cup.  Then pour that onto the waffle iron.  Close the top, rotate the waffle iron by the handle so that the top is now on the bottom.  A timer counts down two minutes and your waffle is done!  Pretty neat!

That evening we were able to find a couple of our favorite TV programs.  Under the circumstances, our trip to Lake Elsinore was rather enjoyable.

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