We have no idea how or why we decided to take a casino vacation trip or if it was even planned for that matter but a trip we did plan to visit relatives in Louisiana turned out to be a three week trip that included more casinos then we knew existed on the East coast. Starting out in rural New York State, we headed west for a short time on Route 84 and then turned south on Route 81. We made this trip in late June so the daily weather was not a factor and we could go in and out of the mountain areas without fear of running into a snow storm. The weather was gorgeous, the scenery outstanding and since we had no timetable to follow, we drove whatever miles we wanted each day and stopped whenever some type of attraction caught our eye. We did have in mind to stop at some gold mining sites that we had found on the internet as a fun thing to do and we did have a great time digging for the various gems and even panned for some real gold.
Our first gold mining stop was in Cherokee, N.C and we had a ball. It is of course a tourist trap with baited buckets of dirt but the fun of panning and finding some small opals, emeralds or perhaps a tourmaline stone is fun nonetheless. As we had lost track of the time and it was late afternoon we asked if there was lodging nearby and were directed to a nearby Days Inn. Nothing fancy but clean and warm and had a restaurant where we could get a bite to eat for supper. After eating we decided to take a quick drive to see what else the area offered (it is quite remote). Just down the street was a Harrah’s Indian Casino. Since we are player card carrying Harrah’s customers, we figured we may as well drop in and try our luck. A usual I had none at all. My wife however, sitting a at a penny slot machine managed to hit a jackpot worth over $2700. Not bad, not bad at all. That sure helped the vacation bankroll a bit. We quickly left the casino before the money could be put back into another slot machine 우리카지노.
We left Cherokee the next morning and headed further south towards Memphis to see the Elvis home site and museum and then planned on going to Nashville. The Elvis site took most of the day with the main house and grounds, museum and his airplanes to see. Once again we located a local motel and while looking at the rooms my wife jokingly said to the clerk “Any casinos around here?”. The clerk replied that Tunica, Mississippi was only a short drive down the road and that there lots of casinos there. Yup, off we went again. A short time later we arrived in Tunica and were just simply amazed at how many casinos line the main strip. Harrahs, Sam’s Towns, The Palace, Fitzgerald’s Irish Casino, Bally’s, Gold Strike and so on. We found rooms at Harrahs and started to visit the various casinos. At each casino if you join their players club, you receive a card with lanyard and many have little good luck charms attached as well. We have dozens now in our collection.
We stayed in Tunica for two days as our luck was running real well and my wife hit a slot for $500 on her first $1 pull at Fitzgeralds and out the door we went. We tried the different restaurants at the casinos and being it was June weather, Harrah’s pool was inviting as well.
We then headed further south into Louisiana to visit family in Slidell. Slidell is only a short distance from New Orleans so of course we were going to take in the attractions there as well. We did the French quarter along with the buggy rides and streetcars. The outside cafes were out of this world with their seafood. All the little shops to visit and the cemeteries should not be missed either. The tombs built of sea shells and rocks are amazing things to see. When you wander towards the West side of New Orleans you cannot help but see the Morial Convention Center and The River Walk. Both of which deserve a visit. Just down the street a couple of blocks is the New Orleans Harrah’s Casino. We arrived there about dinner time and decided to do their buffet and play a few hands of cards. This time it was my turn to win and indeed I did. Playing three card poker until four AM and I just could not stay awake any longer we walked out $3500 richer from playing a $25 dollar table.
The next day my wife’s aunt wanted to go to Gulfport, MS which is less than an hours drive East of Slidell. Having never been there we had no idea again of how many casinos were there. Lots and lots and they are all different. Beau Rivage, Island View, Treasure Island and on and on. Our collection of players cards was growing by the day. Biloxi, MS is also only a short drive further East and offers even more choices of places to play. I think we did hit them all.