I was on vacation last week and it was great t be away from work for A WHOLE WEEK!!
I started out with a relaxing weekend, then Monday morning, my best friend, Rhonda, and I headed to Louisiana to the Coushatta Casino and Resort. WooHoo! Now, lest anyone worry that I might gamble away the rent money, rest assured, that has never happened.
Several years ago, Rhonda or I could not think of what to get the other for Christmas. I don't remember which of us it was, but we came up with the great idea of not exchanging Christmas or birthday gifts and just going on a little "jaunt" once a year. Since...before I got married....we had gone to Las Vegas and LOVED it, we decided a casino was a good place, so we started going to the Coushatta.
It is a 3 hour drive and since we have players cards, we almost always manage to get a free room and most of our food free. Yeah for free!! We each only take as much money as we are willing to give to the casino, so neither of us ever come back freaked out over losing too much money.
I spend my time here:I just LOVE slot machines! This year my biggest jackpot was $171.xx on a PENNY machine. LOL! How about that for excitement! Last year I had a $1440.00 jackpot, but never want to do that again, as it gets reported and I had to pay income tax on it. Ugh.
Rhonda plays Black Jack and Poker, so when we get to the casino, we head our separate ways and meet up when one of us is hungry or heading back to the room.
We had a ball! Then it was back home to reality and Hubby having surgery on Thursday. But it was minor and he is doing fine. Thursday I had a couple of doctor appointments, then got to relax for a couple of days before heading back to work.
Vacations are a GOOD thing!
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