Hard to believe it’s Thanksgiving already. We have a lot to be thankful for in Tehama County. It’s a great place to live and visit, and this Thanksgiving there is no other place I’d rather be.
Many of our friends and family are celebrating their holiday with us at Rolling Hills Casino, which makes the day special for those of us who work here. I joke that the best part of eating dinner in the Buffet or Timbers is no dishes, but truthfully, the best part is the food. Tender turkey, fluffy mashed potatoes, and stuffing is on the menu as well as a wide assortment of foods grandma never thought about serving. My mouth is watering to try the Apple Bourbon Pork Loin with caramel apple cream in the Buffet. The chefs have been cooking up a storm and the smells coming from the kitchen are wonderful.
Whether you ate at home or at the Casino, if you are looking for something to do with out of town guests after Thanksgiving Dinner, bring them to the Casino. While the adults play their favorite games, the kids can play in the Arcade.
It’s supposed to rain Thanksgiving, but the forecast for the rest of the week looks clear enough for game of golf. I don’t know about you, but I’m going to need a game of golf to burn off that extra piece of pumpkin pie. Did you know that one hour of hitting range balls burns about 250 Calories! The average 18-hole golf game burns 800 calories if you ride in the cart, twice that if you walk.
Dancing is another great way to burn calories. The average person burns 326 calories an hour doing the twist and 300 calories square-dancing. I have never seen anyone square dance at Rolling Hills, but I’m sure the Cottonwood band will play a song or two you can twist and turn to this Saturday night from 9pm to 1am. This band is a legend in Northern California and they know five decades of dance songs. Admission is free.
It just occurred to me that burning calories can be as fun as eating them. It really is better to play.