Grandpa Gary and I went to see the baby one more time before we headed north. He was so reluctant to go and yet we needed to get home too. I had to work Monday. G’pa didn’t.
I actually planned the route home and hmmmmmmmmmmmm it went much faster! lol…..
I don’t know how many of you remember me posting this, my favorite photo of me. Even I think I look good…………..LOL!
I do like that smile……..
Anyway, I met up with the woman that took this photo when we stopped for the night in Peoria, IL. She doesn’t live there. We just met there.
This photo was taken in 2003 in WI Dells, WI.
This is my friend Sheila who took that photo. I haven’t seen her since that day back 16 years ago. We have both changed a bit. But it felt like just yesterday since the last time we met….
Turns out it was her birthday so she was excited to spend it with Gary and me. We did Texas Roadhouse and for the FIRST time, the music was NOT so loud and we actually had a conversation!! Her fiance and Gary chatted as Gary was a farmer and Jarrod works in the farming support industry. So Sheila and I just chatted away. It was very nice.
Well, they screwed up the hotel reservation at the Hampton Inn. But that’s ok. Because they upgraded us to a KING SUITE. And dropped the price to below $100 for the night. OMG……..The comforter alone was worth it. It was SO nice. The bed was comfy and we slept well…
How they ended up giving two people the same confirmation #, we’ll never know…..and if I hadn’t noticed Gary’s VISA card when she asked Gerald if he wanted to keep it on the MasterCard…….Anyway….we enjoyed the room………………
The next morning, Gary said “Come on. We are walking to the Casino.” I’m like just give them the money at the door and save yourself some time. I am a jinx when it comes to casinos and slot machines. But he insisted so we walked over. He put $50 and we started playing the My Cousin Vinny machine. We kept hitting enough to stay between $20 and $40. Then we hit the wheel. 3 times. Won $12 and $15. The third time? We landed on Vinny. And cashed out $151.44! Wow! First time !!!
Gotta run. Concrete guy is at my house!! more tomorrow!