Friday, July 04, 2008

July 2nd & 3rd 2008

The Young and the Rest of Us

The young drive to Reno...the rest of us take the senior bus. Oh yes, I did! My first time to do this trip with my girlfriends. (My mother-in-law and father-in-law used to do this and we always laughed about it.)

Viv, Patty and Pris

Pris and Patty

Actually, it is very well organized. There are strict rules and procedures, assigned seats and time limits! We met the bus at 8:15 a.m., it was already fairly full of people from Red Bluff and Anderson. When the Redding folks were on, we had one last stop in Palo Cedro. Then we were head to Reno. On the bus there were bingo games with $ prizes.

There was a fast stop in Susanville at Burger King, order, and eat on the bus, with later, a trash can shoved up and down the aisles.

When we made our first stop in Reno...we received a $ voucher and a food discount voucher. We had lunch and hit the machines.

Viv at a roulette machine and Patty at slots.

After 3 hours there, we got back on the bus and went to the casino where we would spend the night. Our bags were already in our rooms. We freshened up some and headed downstairs for more gambling and dinner. Then we walked over to another casino to see the comedy act at Catch A Rising Star. We saw two comedians: Leif Skyving and John Bizarre. They were good and afterwards we even got a photo taken with them. Viv spoke Swedish to Leif Skyving.John Bizarre, Viv, Leif Skyving, Patty & me

Back at our casino more gambling fun...then off to bed as we had an 7:00 a.m.
baggage pickup. Needless to say, everyone was very tired the next day. But after some coffee...we were on the bus and off the bus again. This time for a 3 hour stop for breakfast and more gambling. This was a tough one as we were all so tired. Then off to Sparks, NV., where I finally got lucky after lunch. I won $82.00! Back on the bus and headed home! Now, there was no bingo, only many very tired people trying to catch a nap. Another, stop in Susanville for dinner and a long ride home. A lot of sound and sight overload, lack of sleep, too much to eat and drink, but believe me, it was a “HOOT!
Patty and Viv

Pris and Claudia

thought of the day: When I read about the evils of drinking...I gave up reading!

1 comment:

Elaine said...

Sounds like a really fun day.

Very much approve of your thought of the day