Sunday, April 11, 2010

Pay Back is a Biscuit Eater

I just came back from 6 days in Nevada. I had a good time. But, I'm licking my wounds. Gambling is ebb and flow and this time was definitely ebb. I had ample opportunities to play but the Keno was not cooperating and I couldn't get my mojo going. As you know, I take such things in stride. If you like winning then you must accept losing as well. I've been doing this for the last 30 years of my life and I'm not going to change any time soon.

I should mention that my family and I went on a 4 day cruise to Mexico. Oh, did I mention there is a ship casino. Yes, I was there playing it up. That should have been the sign of things to come. The play was not very good but I was able to keep the money lasting. The cruise itself should have been the big sign. Three days earlier I injured my big toe, due to stupidity, and my toe hurt pretty bad during the cruise. My wife developed pinkeye hours into the cruise. My son developed a severe cold. So there we were like the revolutionary picture of the injured drummer, fife player and flag bearer marching through the ship. I think overall we still had a good time.

Back to Vegas, we arrived a couple of days after the cruise. We still felt the boat motion even though on dry land. This is a after effect of being on a cruise. Well, we did our best to win. But, alas it was not to be. We stayed at the Gold Coast Casino in Las Vegas and had a very relaxing time. Despite the rather unusually dressed patrons, there was a Rockabilly Event occurring, it was quite a good time. When staying there always ask for the remodeled rooms. They're great.
We had a nice view of the Palms. Plus, we were able to receive a wireless internet signal from the Palms although it was across the street.

We finished our Nevada trip with a couple of nights stay at the Edgewater in Laughlin. We stayed on the 25 floor of the new tower. I must say it was a very nice view of the area. Maybe next time we'll get a view of the Colorado River and Bullhead City, Arizona. Play was not much better there but we had a good time playing. I believe I needed this humbling experience. Lately I've done very well but this was a reminder to appreciate the wins more and to accept losing with dignity. I really can't complain because I was able to spend time with my family and that is the most important aspect of these trips. Until next time much good fortune and happiness to you and your families.

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