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Thank you for the window washer at the Centralia Supercharger!

Discussion in 'Northwest' started by ohmman, Aug 19, 2015.

  1. ohmman

    ohmman Maximum Plaid Member

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    I came through Centralia today and stopped to charge (Wednesday morning, between 10-11am, I was the only one there). I was thrilled to find a bucket with fresh soapy water and a squeegee in the middle of the lot.

    I don't see any references to this on this forum, but just wanted to throw out a huge thanks to the generous individual who did that. My bug-laden road trip windshield was thrilled, as was I.
     
  2. golfski

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    +1

    I have benefitted from this as well at Centralia a few times.
     
  3. Nevek

    Nevek Overt Member

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    Agreed, it was very handy for me on a couple of long trips. I've since learned to carry a spray bottle and microfiber for the other SC pit stops.

    Sounds like an advertising opportunity-your business name on a wash bucket at SC sites!
     
  4. freds

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    +1 Also seen it.

    I visited a local business down there and took the owner for a brief speed run. He said his son was going to be so jealous and I suggest the son hang out there and offer two bucket bug removal car washes....
     
  5. mspohr

    mspohr Active Member

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    I've stopped there (but the bucket was empty at the time).
    It would be nice for local businesses to offer a window washing bucket (and an advertising opportunity).
    I'd also like to see picnic tables so I can sit outside (and perhaps have a snack) while charging.
    As it is, the only thing I miss about gas stations is the window washers so I carry a container of window washing cloths in the car.
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  6. Khatsalano

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    That's nice. I really wish Centralia had better food options. The last stop there for lunch was scary. :)

    - K
     
  7. EarlyAdopter

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    Have you tried Burgerville? It's on the other side of the freeway - worth a trip through the drive through before stopping at the Supercharger.
     
  8. ohmman

    ohmman Maximum Plaid Member

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    Definitely not worth walking (which I did). And my luck wasn't very good on the food, either. Seems promising for the genre, though, so maybe we were there on a bad day.

    Corning is as bad or worse than Centralia. The best Supercharger food anywhere? A picnic.
     
  9. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Disagree. Olive Pit. Easy to spend an hour there.
     
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    He means easy to spend money there! Free olive oil tasting, but then we buy olives, oil, etc....
     
  11. ecarfan

    ecarfan Well-Known Member

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    I was there today for the first time, and the bucket and squeegee was there.
     

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