May 21, 2009

BEGINNERS LUCK

For those who know me....most know I'm not much of a gambler. I give myself a budget to play with and if or when that amount is gone, I just leave. If I win a little bit, it's easy for me to walk away with my meager winnings.
Now this story will sound a little familiar to my family. My mom and dad spend the winters in Yuma Arizona and one day a week they would go to the local Indian Casino for lunch and the free tokens given away to gamble with. My mom would post on her blog their weekly winnings if any were made....
Well....we check in at the Carson Valley Inn. We check in and then check out "the inn".....When we checked in they gave us complimentary $10.00 worth of gambling money....We decided to play a couple of $.25 poker machines...........and after about 10 minutes and winning and losing a few hands here and there....I hit 4 aces....bells and whistles go off.....the machine says I won 1200 coins....I sit back and sigh...no idea what I've won....  quickly does the math in her head and asks...."do you know you won 300 dollars? Not a bad day...
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This is the picture of the guardian bell that my sister got me for my birthday...The bell has a story behind it and you can click here to read the story about it...Thanks Michelle for everything....

9 comments:

SierraSnowSoaps said...

hope you had fun. i am here at work now waiting for you to wake up and get some breakfast. i see by your player cards you did not do as well on roulette as you did no the slot machines. ;)
michelle

Linda said...

Isn't Beginner's Luck a wonderful thing?!? Now go buy Katherine something nice ... !!

Bond said...

Nice .... that Katherine is a math wiz ain't she?

LOL

Bond said...

Love the bell...

Jeff B said...

That jackpot should help offset a bit of the fuel for your trip. Nice going.

Bobbie said...

Love the bell and the story behind it. Thanks for sharing it.
Sounds like you had a fun time in Gardnerville ( what's not fun about $300.00 ) Good to see you both and to know you are safe and sound.
Stay safe "143"

Mel said...

:-)

dawn said...

Wow, awesome on the win!! Can you send a little of that luck to me? ha ha

Michelle, what a cool gift, I had never heard of that before.

Desert Songbird said...

What a great story on the Guardian Bell. I'm glad you are being protected AND watched over.

Congrats on the win. Now, pack it up and don't go near a casino again!