Thursday, April 27, 2006

Mohegan Sun

We started out at Foxwoods, but shifted over to Mohegan Sun when it turned out that we had been housed in an off-casino lodge.

Deb and I had been to Mohegan Sun once when it first opened, and were very impressed with the integration of a variety of Indian artifacts. We were particularly intrigued with their use of open water inside the resort building -- a series of interconnected marble standing pools and running streams culminating in a massive interior waterfall that thunders down a rock wall. It must be several stories high. Very unlike any of the casinos that we're familiar with from Las Vegas and Atlantic City.

It was a great change of pace, but it's good to be back on our home turf. Besides, I find striking it rich to be quite exhausting. (Just kidding -- I did moderately well, and at least I didn't lose my shirt!)

Recovering from 75

Thanks to everyone for the kind birthday wishes!

It was a great day. Deb surprised me with a three-day trip to Foxwoods, since we both love to play blackjack. I wore "Winner" and got lots of compliments. (Yes, I know it's more of a poker tie than twenty-one, but it's the thought that counts, right?)

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Today's the day

75. Wow. I always knew I would get here eventually, but I'm still a little bit amazed.

What to wear for such an occasion? Maybe I'll choose Homeward Bound, one of my new favorites.