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Posted on Dec 12, 2012 under Blackjack, Family News, Travel |
Someone reminded me that cruise photos were only $5 when we first cruised. Now that I’ve thought about it, I believe that is correct. I just remember that it seemed high back then when we had our own camera with us and that would be much cheaper!
Someone also questioned that soft drinks were an extra charge 28 years ago. Read more… »
Posted on Dec 09, 2012 under Blackjack, Travel, Video Poker |
Yes, we’ve been gone for a week, vacationing on a cruise out of New Orleans. It was strange to be out of computer/cell phone range – but I enjoyed the break from technology! Of course there was Internet access on the ship – but I figured I didn’t have such important information to convey to anyone that I needed to pay their arm-and-a-leg fees. My frugal soul really suffers pain on a cruise these days. Read more… »
Posted on Nov 27, 2012 under It's Personal, Travel |
What 29 years of comps will do to you!
December 2-9 – A Harrah’s cruise on the Norwegian Star, out of New Orleans
December 9-11 – Harrah’s New Orleans
December 17 – Grand Biloxi
If you see us at any of these place, be sure to stop and say hello!
Posted on Oct 20, 2012 under Harrah's, Promotion, Travel |
Although the family reunion I described in my last entry was the high point of this Indiana visit, that was really just a side benefit of being invited to a VIP slot tournament consisting of 8 teams from various Harrah’s “regions” in the Eastern US. Brad and I were one of 10 player on a Chicago team, westerners invited due to our heavy play at the Hammond Horseshoe. Read more… »
We will be at the Southern Indiana Horseshoe this coming weekend (October 11-15), playing in a VIP slot tournament with “Team Hammond.” I guess it’s a battle between the two Indiana Horseshoes! We haven’t been at this Indiana riverboat casino for many many years, not since back when it was named Caesars. I imagine a lot has changed since then. Read more… »
Posted on Sep 20, 2012 under Harrah's, Non-Vegas Casinos, Travel |
Just got home from Hammond, Indiana, where we had a fun – and profitable this time - Harrah’s 7 Star trip to the Hammond Horseshoe. As usual, we ran into players we knew. We rarely go to any casino these days without running into friends from the VP world, whether it is in Vegas or clear across the country. One of the blessings in our life! Read more… »
Posted on Sep 12, 2012 under Travel |
Bob Dancer’s column this week was about a recent experience when he volunteered to be bumped from an airline flight. This got me thinking about some of our similar experiences.
Actually, the airline bump has been one of our favorite frugal ideas since our first one at the Las Vegas airport in March of 1985, when we scored $800 from TWA to delay our trip back to Indianapolis Read more… »
Posted on Jul 26, 2012 under Family News, Travel |
Brad and I have been busy entertaining our granddaughter and her friend during their 10-day visit with us, our graduation gift to Kaitlynn. So much fun – and very little time for mundane things like video poker and blogs! Here are some pictures that show some of the action Read more… »
Despite the fact that Brad and I neither one enjoy long plane rides, we decided to accept Harrah’s offer to fly us free to a June Seven Star event in Atlantic City, a place we haven’t visited for many years. We can check out the new Revel, take walks on the Boardwalk and beach, as well as enjoy the many activities Harrah’s has planned during this event.
But most of all we look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new frugalites! Although our paths may cross at the various activities and at the video poker machines, we thought we would set up a couple of meetings where kindred gambling souls could gather and talk shop. Read more… »
We recently took a trip to the Chicago area, flying with friends who, like us, needed to “use up” a Harrah’s (now known as Caesar’s but I will never get used to using that name) 7* freebie trip before it expired the end of March. Yes, I know leaving sunny, seasonably warm Las Vegas for Chicago in January seems like a really dumb idea – but if you know me you know we make big efforts to get to places that offer good video poker. Read more… »