Wednesday, July 7, 2010

What happened in Vegas?

We had a blast in Las Vegas with our good friends Gary and Lora Flemming. We are blessed to have friends that, no matter how long in between visits, it is just like yesterday. When you can just pick up the conversation after years apart it says a lot about a friendship. We are all a little older, a little grayer, but can still play pinochle and that is the main thing.  LOL

We spent a joyful week with them at The Orleans and after all the moving, stress of getting the San Antonio house livable and just being tired of making retirement decisions, just enjoyed ourselves. It has been quite a few years since we went to LAS and it has changed so much. The older casinos are gone and new ones have taken their place. The slots, I do love them, have changed with the times as well.

Everywhere you look you see Penny Slots. There are still the older 25 cent Blazing Sevens machines that have only one payline (Tom hit the progressive on one of those the second night we were there) but you really have to look for them.  Now is it mostly video games playing anywhere from 9 lines to 50 lines.  It is also really deceptive. You could be playing $5 a pull without realizing it.  You have to be careful and not just hit Max Bet unless you know how much that is.

Anyway we went all over the Strip visiting different casinos, we went to Hoover Dam and we sat in the Lounge of The Orleans and played pinochle. Lora and I beat Tom and Gary 3 games to 1.   I won over 100,000 pennies and played on their money most of the week. Naturally, I did give it back to the casino, I would not want them to run short.

Anyway, it was wonderful being with G & L and it is good to be home. I hope everyone had a great 4th of July. We watched the fireworks over Caesar's Palace from G&L's room. I will check in again soon. 

God bless you all and I hope you keep following the Traills.

1 comment:

  1. Good to hear from you again.
    You are having a great time, it's interesting to follow along. Thanks.
    Happy Trails, Penny, TX