Shamrock Poker Run 2010

Shamrock Poker Run 2010 - Cars

NW Mustangs and Classic Fords members met on a very wet and rainy Saturday, March 21st 2010, for the clubs first Shamrock Poker Run. We met at the Battle Ground Starbucks and had coffee and greeted our brave members. After coffee and the drawing of the first poker card, we set out and headed east towards Battle Ground Lake and the Clark County Scenic Route. Our first stop for a bathroom break and another card drawing at Lucia Falls ended up being a great stop for another reason. The first of the spring Chinook salmon were making a great show of trying to jump up the falls. We could have stood there for hours and watched this amazing sight, but rain running down our necks pushed us on.

Shamrock Poker Run 2010 - Lucky

The next stop was the Grist Mill on Cedar Creek, where we had our own private tour of the mill. We learned a lot of the early Clark County settlers and got a good idea of their lives. We all watched in awe as the mill was "powered up" by just the turn of a wheel and the movement of water. We watched as the Winter Red Wheat (used for bread), soft wheat (used for caked and cookies), and corn was ground up just for us to take home.

Shamrock Poker Run 2010 - Mustangs

I can tell you that the red wheat made some great beer bread at our house! We all drove off with the smell of fresh flour in our noses, a smile on our faces and a goodbye wave to the Grist Mill.

We drove through the covered bridge and on through La Center, past Ridgefield and past a couple of local wineries (future road trip idea!!), and then back into Battle Ground where we stopped at Rocky's Pizza for lunch. Poker hands were finalized and prizes were given out to the best and worst hands.

Shamrock Poker Run 2010 - Group

Prizes included gift cards to Outback Steakhouse, Olive Garden, Stone Cold, and Vancouver Ford. We also had some fun St Patrick's t-shirts, hats and flip-flops to give away.

Although the drive had to be cut short due to time, and it was a little wet at times, fun was had by all on this relaxing fun event with our new club members and our rides.

Shamrock Poker Run 2010 - More Mustangs