Sunday, Sept 28, 2014 – Winner, Winner Chicken Dinner

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This morning I took the shuttle over to the casino about 10:00am to find the shuttle that goes to Mall of America.  They have quite a bus system here.  They have buses bringing people in from all over the city.  The first bus did not go until noon.

I looked around the casino and hotel and then put $10 in a slot machine.  I am not much of a gambler so if I don’t win very quickly or get some entertainment out of the machine I move on.  I tried a few machines with no luck.  I finally saw a large Monopoly machine that looked interesting.  I sat down and had some luck and enjoyed the various bonus rounds.  I decided to quit when I was at $18.00.  I wandered around some more and tried “pull-tabs”.  I had never seen them in a casino before.  Basically they are a different version of a scratch off lottery ticket.  Then I decided to have some lunch.  So after the pull tabs and lunch I had $9.00 left.  So pretty good…entertainment and lunch for $1.00.

So we all know that one thing you see a lot of on vacations is public restrooms.  Yesterday I saw a couple of different things.  I stopped at a state rest stop along I-35 and went into the women’s restroom.  It was very, very clean but the odd thing was how short the stall dividers and doors were.  I am 5 ft 4 and the stalls and doors were only as tall as my chin.  Then I visited another one somewhere along the way and they had a wet wipe dispenser in the stall labeled for use in cleaning the seat.  This morning I visited the ladies room at the casino and saw the following cool thing….I think I need to get out more!

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I went outside to wait for the MOA Express bus.  I saw the following flowers….if you look closely you will see they are a bunch of individual pots on some kind of iron support.

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The drive to Mall of America took 30 minutes.  Below are a few of the things I saw today:

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P1010045 (1280x854)I thought of Kevin when I saw the “Slurp & Snack” place.

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I decided on a snack….I had a cinnamon crepe with cinnamon butter and whipped cream.

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I took the 5:00pm bus back to the casino.  I wanted to try one of the slot machines I noticed earlier.  It was a big yahtzee machine.  I put in $10 and it was pretty entertaining.  I played for quite a while. I cashed out with $50 and stopped and picked up a deli sandwich for dinner and a blueberry muffin for breakfast in the morning.  So I started with $10 and ended up with dinner and breakfast and $40 in cash.  Winner, winner chicken dinner.

I took the shuttle back to the RV park.  It is lovely weather here tonight.  The park is practically deserted compared to last night.

Unfortunately I am moving on tomorrow and the forecast for my next stop is a “high” for the day of 48.  What!

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