Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Road Trip Part 2

Here's the 2nd part to our road trip...

We decided to head south for dinner. Not far from the church. My daughter and I had wanted to stop at some antique shops we had seen. But we were definitely a little too late. Almost everything had closed. It was already after 6pm. So we just kept driving.

And we ended up at the Casino. We had been there once. For my husband's birthday in 2009. And we had really enjoyed it. So we decided to have dinner there. We pulled up near the doors. So my husband wouldn't have to walk so far. And we seen another lady fall going into the casino. It was not a good day for people walking.

We decided to have dinner first. It was a really good decision. We were so hungry. And the dinner rush hadn't yet begun. The food was really good. And we had an enjoyable evening. Our family likes to eat slow and watch everyone around us. Our waiter also made it enjoyable. He didn't rush us or anything. And after dessert, we all felt like we needed to be rolled out of there.

We headed downstairs. My daughter and husband went in search of an elevator, I went looking for some machines. We did end up getting a little lost. But eventually, we found each other and some good machines. My daughter kept getting us change and drinks. She doesn't like to gamble. But we had a great night.

We did end up losing all of our money. But it really wasn't that bad. About $25 in 3 hours or so. But it was a lot of fun! My husband played a Mayan Adventures machine. And he kept saying that the princess looked like me, and the prince looked like my brother. I do have to agree.

At almost 12:30am, we decided to leave. My husband went to the front door, and we went to go get the van. We had parked clear on the other side of the casino. My daughter and I were laughing so hard. And I can't for the world of me, remember why. But we had a nice time.

It took forever to get to our car. But we made it. And we found my husband waiting outside. It was cold in the casino. And it was a nice night out. My husband enjoyed another nice nap as we continued south. I know that's why he wanted to buy this van. It's a conversion van. Has very comfortable seats, and a TV with a VCR and DVD player. I usually drive. And he relaxes.

It was so dark out. My daughter was navigating for me. And eventually, we made it to our capital city. Really, it's not that far. But it was so hard for me to see at night. But we got a room. My husband got settled in. And our daughter brought us our bags. It was about 2 or 3am before we settled in for the night.

The next morning, my daughter went to get us some breakfast. And we got ready. I really like staying at the Comfort Inn. One less thing for us to have to worry about. They have a nice continental breakfast. Free newspapers included. My husband and I still managed to head downstairs for some cereal. And my daughter loaded the van for us.

By 9am, we were headed southwest. We had planned on meeting our son at our cabin. But 2 things came up. A good friend of ours is a secretary at an elementary school. She found herself with 6 field trips and no transportation. For that morning. I drove, my husband slept, and our daughter worked out the details of the trips. She called the school, our employees, and her brother. And everything was worked out. Except our son's truck, had broken down. So he was fixing it.

Instead, my husband, my daughter and I headed west. We did have to stop for some groceries though. We stopped in a small town about an hour west of our cabin. To pick up the essentials. We were only going to be there for a day. So we didn't need much. But the place was so full of people! Probably because it was a Friday.

But we shopped. We got some things I needed at the cabin. And we bought groceries for sandwiches, tacos for dinner, and some breakfast food. By the time we got to the cabin, we were hungry and tired. My daughter made us some really good sandwiches, avocado and all the fixings. We had lunch. And one by one, we all fell asleep.

Stay tuned for more...

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