Hey, I'm on vacation, short but sweet in New Orleans. Haven't been here since Katrina two years ago. It's not the same in some areas, especially the lower 9th ward, it's in shambles. I brought my big scooter and go out in day light only, Don't want to become a statistic. Glad I brought my laptop and staying across the street from the casino.
I wish every survivor could get out of the house once in a while to see the outdoors. I even walked about a block to see in different little shops what they had since the hurricane. This part of town is about the same to me. Packed with people for mid week. Their population is up to 275,000 reported by the local news on TV.
Couldn't ask for a better room, walk in shower, large bath tub, separate commode room, computer hook up and a door bell. It's not even a handicap room as I don't really need one so we didn't ask for one.
I am on the fourth floor, requested nothing above the seventh floor out of reach of the fire truck ladders. I suggest all survivors consider that when staying in hotels.
it's real nice to stretch out in a king size bed, exercise for free in the gym, sauna, hot tub without extra cost. Now if I could just figure out to get room service without the high price. The room doesn't have a refrig but a one cup coffee pot with Columbian coffee. Hey, I'm enjoying this room and my stay this time.
My wife is at moms house cooking and celebrating with her brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews. There are too many to count. Her mom is blessed to still have 8 kids living, 4girls, 4 boys, one boy died about 4 years ago in a gang killing.
I'm sending you all virtual hugs and love from the Big Easy of today. The food is still great and everyone is smiling so off I go to my first visit to Harrah's casino and have a look around. I'll end up at the poker table where I play 7 card stud and you get to see the first 3 cards without an ante unless you have th low card showing then you have to play but if there is a raise you can fold your hand.
One time I had a 4 of spade showing for low hand and two more 4's for 3 of a kind. I won that hand with a full house. The pot was over 200.00 dollars cause they all thought I was bluffing and they had me beat. I just called all raises.
Ok, I'm off to the casino you all, wish me luck. I got my power ball tickets too for the drawings today and Saturday. Toot-a-Lou!!