We drove down from our home in the Augusta Ga. area. Leaving at 3:00am to put the eight hour drive behind us and get a full extra day to visit the Gulfcoast.
We, as is our normal, pulled into Wal-Mart in D'Iberville to pick up odds and ends, plus call Mom and Dad to see if they needed anything. Our arrival was at 9:30am.
On over to the parents home to sit and visit, give my fiancee a chance to freshing up after the drive, then off to the casino's.
Although The Hard Rock had not officially opened, we drove on over to start our gambling. Dad was still tired from work so he decided to bow out of this casino run, but Mom was right with us in the thick of it. All three of us with out "Encore Player's Passes" in hand, now to find a machine to tickle a win out of.
There are only two area's with penny slots and the number of them is small. If you visit, when you walk past the "Guitars and Globe", straight ahead in the right side corner is a nice group of about 100 penny slots of varing themes, then in the far left hand corner is the other area of penny slots, about 50 can be found their.
I played and lost, but Mom and Debbie (My Fiancee) both played for an hour or so and broke even. Due to the size of the crowds, drink service was slow, but acceptable.
Off to play some at The Grand. Drink service her was incredable. I always had a fresh Beer in hand and Debbie a nice Frozen Strawberry Daquari. Mom won over $800.00 on a Hot Hot Penny slot, the gem theme, I walked out of there with $150 won on a Bonus Frenzy, but Debbie lost about $60.00 over the three hours spent there.
Over to the IP. We were comped two nights, and have learned that if a casino offers a comp, use it, or it wont be long and those offers will be history, that and Debbie and I were celebrating my 45th BD, all be it a few weeks early. Check in was supper fast and we were offered a high room facing the Beau Rivage so we could enjoy the fireworks from our room. 1537 was our room. The rooms are beautiful, ours having two queen size beds, nice, newly renovated bathrooms. Our only complaint was the pollen on the window obscured our ability to video the fire works.
Anyway, we played a few hours, enjoyed a comped meal in the resturant, all having small wins of less then a $100 playing over four hours.
Debbie and I retired to our room at about 8:30, being very tired from the long drive, and to enjoy the fireworks. Due to Thunderstaorms in the area the Beau Rivage postponed thier display, but the Biloxi city fireworks went off with out a hitch. We enjoyed them and were abel to see the Gulfport show as well from the comfort of our room.
I hate to do this, but I'll finish this up tonight when I get in. Have to get ready for work :(