In Washtucna, I discovered the motel was gone, but the city park was still there. I took the "government option" of camping in the municipal park. The "private" motel was not an option even though I haven't had a shower in days. The park had camping and was free. Nice willow tree pictured above.
Coming into town, someone directed me to the park. When I said, "I guess the motel is gone" he said, "ya, we burned it down."
Turns out the former owner hadn't kept it up very well and it was full of bugs, spiders, whatever. Then they tried to remodel, add a restaurant or something, but ended up with the building collapsing as they must have removed the wrong supports. Eventually, the debris pile was burned.
Now, the land has a new owner and I hear plans are to (maybe) build a new motel. Who knows when.
So, it was nice to find government option, the town park.
Much of that day, my radio was filled with health care debate as I biked along. I'm in favor of a government option there also.