Down Around Biloxi
02.19.2017 It's time to cross the wild meridian
Hey Now! Once again, Welcome back my friends. This edition of Sweet Ti & RB's Gamboling Life takes us way down South. We were looking to do something different, and had heard great things about this place. So thanks to Grant 1982 from the VMB, I got in touch with Alice Brown, a Host at the IP. She comped us a few nights upfront. I scored us EconComfort on Delta, and we're off! We are TSAPre, but thanks to Sweet Ti's Bionic Knee she has to go thru the body scanner. Her shoe shows something funny, and is checked out. Strange.
Onboard, we have a great fellow aisle mate named Bea. She lives in Iowa but grew up in Middlesex Co. It's the next county over from us. She even knows one of the girls Sweet Ti works with. Small world. We layover in ATL. and grab lunch from Garbanzos.
Short hop to GPT.
National Car Rental provided us with a tasty red Maxima.
Full blown leather, and when you hit the throttle, the bitch moves. We shall name her- Ready.
The trip from GPT to IP was a piece of cake. The kioskling tried to up sell me a GPS/Sirius package. Nope. Ready had both at my disposal for gratis. Didn't even have to call on Sue, our GPS. Now, there's Emerald parking around here somewhere..... Found it!
Not too sure what I'm doing, I park on the first floor. But we have to dodge Valet bullets to get to the front door. Turns out the 2nd floor is a straight shot into the casino. Lesson learned. We make our way to the Emerald check in. Across the way from the Front Desk. Reminds me of Invited Guests at Orleans. Sitting room with a Kerig machine, couch, and TV. The whole lobby area is nice.
Alice has set us up on the 28th floor, with a Room with a View.
That will work just lovely, thank you. Plus a safe and a mini-fridge. And check out the view-
We meet today's local- Cherylyn. She's cleaning the room across the hall. What a sweetie. We get a couple of towels from her and give her a tip. Next thing you know we are talking about her hubby's cough. Cherylyn is plum worried sick about him! Poor thing. We cluck over her for a bit. I tell her she doesn't have to clean the room tomorrow. "Fact is- if I don't clean your room, I don't get paid for it!" We will let you in and you can code it out on the phone Cherylyn. "Bless your Hearts!" I give Sweet Ti a hundy to gambol with and get busy unloading Ready. But first I move her to the 2nd floor. Yepper, straight into the Casino. At every casino entrance, even coming in from the rooms, there are security guards. If you are under 21, they are supposed to give you a wristband. And they are real sociable. William introduces himself, and next thing you know we are hanging out in his compost heap he keeps for his garden. "I go around town and collect bags of Live Oak leaves people leave at their curbs. Heap runs way past that chandelier." I look over the floor and spot the chandelier. "AND higher than the ceiling!" Bet you sprout a nice crop William. " Makes no sense for anybody to be hungry." I make my way thru a long assed hallway to the allieveators. 2 go all the way up. There's 4 floors above us. On the 32nd. there's 32. A fine steakhouse. With an even better view. But that's for another day. Right now I stash our shit and head down to find my Sweet Ti...
Promptly, I find her at Zuma.
She has managed to turn a hundy into 604.90. That's what I'm talking 'bout. Team Mays- Føck Yeah! She made money at Miss Kitty, Blazin' 7's dollar and Top Dollar too. We walk around to get a feel of the place and find an area of dollar machines and a Noodle Bar. We decide to go for $5 Top Dollar and insert hundy. 10 spins net exactly nuttin'. Let's try the dollar version and some Double 7's. Insert coin.
We are waited on by Julie. Yet another friendly employee. Julie likes Moscato. She picks some up every time she goes to see her brother in Texas. Can't get it around here. "Here's the label, I carry it around with me" She is serious. What a pistol.
I stopped by the kiosk to check my points and see that I have already qualified for the weekly $50. Emerald dining comp, and the monthly $150. Spa comp. And I will get another $50. dining comp tomorrow, Monday. Noice. We will use the first one this evening.
Hit that Money Rain Deluxe vid there Jimmy-
Time to check out the VP. There's actually very little available. Upstairs in The Cove has about the most machines. I see there are some full pay machines with a progressive at the Insomnia Bar, according to vpfree2. We find some empty seats. Bonus Poker. Insert coin.
This is interesting. It's 30/30/30/8/5. So all 4OAKs pay the same. 150 credits. Looks like the point accrual sucks for VP. $4.=1pt.
Then I find a decent paying DBDW.
Mark is our barkeep. Asks our names. I mean, it's like everybody truly welcomes you here. When Mark goes on break, he introduces us to his relief. Uncanny. But enough of this, let's eat! Costa Cucina. Luckily, there's a table available. We will be Miguel's customers tonight.
We order calamari and a salad and I do a walkabout. They have a pizzaiolo. I looked it up. 3rd photo.
Makes me wish I'd ordered pizza....
The calamari was lightly breaded and fairly tender. The family style salad was fresh and crisp. I had the lasagna that had very good sausage in it. Sweet Ti had the shrimp scampi. The pasta is made fresh. Huge shrimp. No room for Blue Bell though. AbFab sweetie darlin'. And that dining comp covered almost all of it. I have plenty of comp points for the rest. Plus here, 500 comp points = $1. IP Rocks.
Seeing as it's Mardi Gras season, Stretch poses amongst the lights...
Sweet Ti is toaster strudel for the evening. I've got one more session left in me. We haven't scoped out much of the 2nd floor, so I set out. Lordy be I found best place in the joint- The Cove. No Smoking. Strange ambient music mix. I try some Miss Kitty.
I played a couple of other slots but couldn't hit shit. The point accrual for slots is off the hook. Emerald gets 50% more than whatever the base is. And from the looks of it- these are actual card points. I stick with slots. I mosey down to that $1 slot area for some Top Dollar.
I'm beat. It's been a profitable first day. I forgot to keep a running total of my card points. No idea. But a great start in a great place! I stop by Infusion and score a waffle cone of that Blue Bell Butter Pecan for Sweet Ti and I and call it a night.
02.20.2017 Billy pulled in in a jaguar, Red convertible sixty-five
Hey Now! So we gained this extra hour here in Biloxi. It became evident when I was wide awake around 5 a.m. Ready and I have chores to do first thing this morning. I kisses a sleeping Sweet Ti and take off....into a fog.
It's 64° already. I'm going to D'Iberville. Pronounced Dee Íberville. Wally/Winnie Run. I have a good idea where Wally World is, but am relying on Ready to point me to Winn Dixie. I pick up various room supplies at Wally World, but they don't carry any NA beer but Ab'Dulls Green. I refuse to buy it. Bad enough I have to drink them in the casino. No way Jose. So I let Ready find the way to Winnie. Right down the street. D'Iberville is a small place. Haven't been in a Winn Dixie since they shut ours down. Back in '03. At least they sell Ab'Dulls Amber. That I will drink. If I must. I suppose. I grab a couple 6 packs and head back across the Back Bay of Biloxi. Infusion supplies the coffee. Emerald perk is a small cup a day. That and a giant cup should rev up my betrothed. Schlep everything to da room.
We feast on yogurt with fruit and granola. Then it's unpack, shower, and attack The Cove.
There's a Poker Room up here, and also a smoking lounge. As if the entire rest of the casino isn't enough.
Well, without a doubt it is Mardi Gras season at the IP.
We are at a loss to figure out the decorating scheme in the rest of the joint though. Kinda Post Industrial?
Since it's Young at Heart day, we take advantage of the cheap lunch buffet. The Emerald thingy gives us a line break.
It's really packed. And even at 60, the crowd makes us feel like youngsters here. Lots of Southern Mississippi dishes. Time to GAMBOL!
$5 Top Dollar video cued up there Jimbo?
Scary, but fun.
While we were playing, a couple about our age walks in with the cutest little terrier. Yepper, the IP is pet friendly. We nodded to them on our way out. But I had left my player's card at The Cove. I went back to get it and the dude was sitting at the machine and handed me my card. We start talking, and I ask his doggie's name. Merci. I walked over to his wife who was holding Merci. We also started talking. "where are y'all from?" Newport News. "Us too!" Turns out Dave and Pam graduated from Denbigh High School, right down the street from where we went to school. Amazing.
This afternoon's game plan calls for a drive about Biloxi. Beautiful day for it, 73°. Ready is ready, and we head down Back Bay Road. The road is torn up from construction for storm drains. It also seems like there's 2 empty lots for every house. Apparently, after Katrina the insurance companies wanted houses built on stilts so a bunch of people couldn't afford to rebuild. We found the closed MVille Casino.
First I thought it was the Palace Casino, but we drove on and found it alive and well. This is indeed a small town.
We self parked Ready and enjoyed the view on the way in.
The Palace is Biloxi's only smoke free casino. Got a player's card and spent 20. earning 10. free play. Grab a dollar chip for my wall.
Very clean joint. And once again, the people are really friendly. We cruise Beach Road downbeach to Treasure Bay.
Dam Lumberjack Beavers on Strike.
Signed up and lost the obligatory 100. to take advantage of the loss rebate tomorrow. Sweet Ti points our that Ready came personalized.
M is for Mays.
On the way back we spotted a couple of highly recommended eateries. Maybe we will try them next trip.
The YAH drawing is at 5 p.m. and we are a few minutes early. We stop by the spa and Sweet Ti makes an appointment for a Mani/Pedi tomorrow to take advantage of my 150. Spa comp. The Spa is very swanky! In The Cove they proceed to call out names. One of those creatures on the table has a progressive cash prize under it. The rest are free slot play. Talked to a winner who got 250. We didn't.
My lover has a bit of an upset tummy, and I assist her back to the room so she can have a bit of a lie down. Gettin' stormy too...
I head back down for a session at my now favorite Top Dollar 1. Offers- 240./120./110./35./30./45./45./65./45./30./35. I could play this game for hours.
But Sweet Ti calls and needs an Alka-Seltzer fix. I'm off to the Essentials gift shop where I meet today's local, Elizabeth. She's a life long Biloxi gal who tells me all about this weekend's Downtown Biloxi Krewe of Gemini Mardi Gras Parade. And I'm a Gemini. But alas, we will be back in VA. by then. I thank her for the info and pop upstairs. S.T. slugs down the meds and has a Twist soda. Feel better my love.
I hit the Insominia Bar for a bit of DW44, but soon got smoked out. Looks like the time to play here is in the morning. Back to my Top Dollar. Offers- 55./40./35./90./60./35./40./30./60./40./40./30./30./40./40./30./35./30./35./40./45./35./55./60. Played 2 hours and only lost 100. Meanwhile, tonight's Cocktail Waitress is Chris. She's from Wisconsin and has the accent to prove it! I ended the evening at a Triple Double Red Hot 7's Dollar machine and scored a quick 150. That brings us back to somewhere around even for the trip. Back in the room my Sweet Ti is feeling a bit better. We watch a bit of TV. Yet another nice perk here is the TV channel selection. 57 channels and nothin' on. They actually do have IFC and Sundance. We snuggled and crashed out.
02.21.2017 And the storms will blow from off towards New Orleans.
Hey Now! Slept in till 6 a.m. Old habits and all that. As soon as I get into the loo I get a text. It's Rayray from work. Yesterday was a holiday, so it's the first day I haven't been there. So it took Rayray all of 5 minutes at work to text me. 'Puter problems. I sort it out for him. I'm bound and determined to figure out the point system here. I kiss my Sweet Ti farewell. On the way down I'm riding with a lady with a Jesus Rocks shirt on and earbuds. Sez she's listening to Gospel music. Brings her luck at the machines.
Okay, from the looks of things, .75 = 1 point. Or something like that. I played all over the place but everything was sucking hundys. I scored caffeine at Infusion. Tiny little clerkling named Brittany. She sez I look "Groovy." I awaken my S.T. and we break our fast and shower. She is still feeling a bit iffy, but gets herself ready for her pampering. We proceed to the Spa and kiss our goodbyes. I am on a mission. To hit all of the area casinos up for a $1. chip, and do the Treasure Bay loss rebate. Outside, the weather is here.
Squalls out on the Gulfstream. Big storms coming soon. At MGM Park I spot a smaller version of the MGM Grand kitty.
I head west on Beach Road. The speed limit is obviously just a suggestion. 45 mph. And it's raining on and off. Sometimes pretty damned hard too. Doesn't appear to be any storm drains either, so there's lots of water on the road. Ready handles is well. On to Treasure Bay.
Roll the kiosk footage Jim-
That done, I look for a likely suspect in order to make the most of my 100. But first a pit stop into a very strange head.
I check out the VP at the bar and see that they have 8/5 BP for dollars. So I order an Ab'Dulls from Jeremy. Insert loss rebate.
No big hits, but by the time I ran the hundy thru, I was at 120. Cashed that puppy out, grabbed a dollar chip at the pit, and split.
I parked on the Gulf side, and then realized I was on the Hotel side too. But there's a skywalk over to the casino. This place is nice!
I made a beeline for the cage and scored a chip. Then made the long walk back. The view from the Hotel is sweet.
Gulfport is quite a bit bigger than Biloxi. But I don't hang around, I'm headed to the Beau. But getting into the self park garage turns out to be a real bitch. So I find a surface lot between there and the Hard Rock.
Unfortunately, it's raining pretty hard, and there's a big wall between the parking lot and the Beau. But I'm close to the hotel tower for the Hard Rock, and the bottom floor has parking. A small gate is open and I run for cover there. But there's a fence the rest of the way around. Hummmmm. Then this Rastafarian dude comes in thru a gate. "Yo Mon- I & I was just about to lock that gate you came in" Well, I was actually trying to get to the Hard Rock and eventually to the Beau.. "Come with I & I Mon." He leads me thru the pool area and uses a key card to get into the joint. Then he takes me to the elevator and even punches the buttons. " There you go Mon, name is Lewis. Rasta!"
I find the cage and scored my chip. Then I hit the gift shop for a Hard Rock pin for THAT collection. So many collections....
Out the front door it thankfully has stopped raining. I make my walk leisurely over to the Beau Rivage.
It really is like a miniature Bellagio.
I try to take some shots inside but am scolded at by security.
There's an empty BJ table with a dealer, so I buy a dollar chip and scram. Back to Ready, I pull her out into traffic and battle my way to Harrah's Gulf Coast and garage park. What can I say about this place? It's a Harrah's. Meh. Pit chip and move on to Gold Nugget.
The Gold Nugget is nice- they usually are. Parking garage elevators were very iffy. Pit chip and vamoose.
Since it's still around 1 p.m., I decide on hitting one more. Scarlet Pearl in D'Iberville. I-110 Ready!
Never too far from a Waffle House. Fun fact: there are 70 in Mississippi.
What a beautiful place! The construction outside is a parking garage. I sign up for a player's card. It comes with 10. free play, along with earning another 10. free play for every 300 points, up to 40. Plus it's gift day, 700 points gets you a sweet Mardi Gras Bag full of goodies. I spot W4 machines and insert coin, dialing up 4 Buffalo games. First spin I got free spins. Hit it Jimmy!
This is going great! I got Super Free Spins once and regular free spins 4 times. I used my 40. FSP and ended up pushing with 959 points. I got a chip at the pit.....pit chip. Just realized that phrase was a bit ambiguous. Went to the kiosk and printed out a ticket for the bag. I had earned 7.48 in comps already too. I got my bag. Huge string of beads, and a killer Mardi Gras T-shirt. Thanks! In the gift shop they had King Cakes- they are everywhere. But we will be getting a couple at the IP on Thursday. So I got a nice oyster shell Mardi Gras ornament. Sweet Ti calls. She's done with her treatments. But she's still feeling a bit off. She didn't even use to hot tub at the spa. Poor Baby! Her request for me is a grilled cheese and a bowl of chicken noodle soup. So I head back across the Back Bay of Biloxi.
Back at the Ranch, I peruse the To Go menu at the High Tide. Antonio takes my order. I play some Jackpot party while I wait. Insert.
Last spin I hit this. Spool it James!
I picked up my order and made 58.70 to boot. Back to the room in record time. It's not even been an hour since Sweet Ti called me. She eats while I regale her with my misadventures. The soup is chock-a-block full of chicken chunks and veggies. And the grill cheese is on sourdough bread with an order of seasoned fries. Killer. Forgot to take pictures, but really good food.
Sweet Ti is feeling a bit better, but decides to chill out and I go down for a session. I stop by the Host Desk and ask for Alice. She comes out and we hug and get to know each other. Nice person. I decide to head upstairs and find yet another area of the casino we didn't know about near the Buffet. There I spot a couple of the Willy Wonka World of Wonka slot machines. Pretty damn fancy. Insert coin......Jim?
Downstairs I try the Zuma. I hit the Battle Boss Bonus and notice a couple standing behind me. The lady says she left some credits in the machine. Well I didn't notice when I put my ticket in. The slot attendant works it all out. Turns out it was the Play Here Now Play. It stays with the card. You don't download it. Much ado about diddly squat. I cashed out and hit the kiosk to check my points. There was some promotion game today and I won 50k slot points. That's cool. I checked Sweet Ti's card. We haven't played on her card today, so she didn't qualify for the game. But she did have a Sapphire 20. dining comp.
To The Cove!
Not getting any drink sevice on the floor, I walk over to the Cove Bar and play some shitty VP and order an Ab'Dulls from today's local, Guy. He is full of stories. He was born in Las Vegas. Daddy was in the Air Force. He got transferred to Kessler Air Force Base here and stayed after he retired. Guy has been working in casinos for 15 years. He said that during Katrina the water was 6 ft. deep here on the second floor of the casino. Crazy. But the barge remained mostly intact and was the first to reopen. Sweet Ti calls and is wanting some company. And I'm hungry. So it's back to the High Tide. IP Burger and Pecan Pie . Awful tasty! Used Sweet Ti's 20. dining comp.
Took a bit of a hit today. I didn't include a plethora on slots I tried. My notes tell the tale, along with the lack of screenshots.
02.22.2017 Waitress I need 2 more Boat Drinks
6 a.m. Bounce time. Peck on the cheek. Bluetooth and Ippy tuned to my Vegas playlist. Buffalo Gold sucks a hundy. Top Dollar?
Insomnia Bar sounds good right about now. Blake is behind the bar and hooks me up with a Rockstar and an Ab'Dulls. Insert coin.
At least it was a straight flush!
I notice that people are just randomly walking up to the bar and ordering drinks. I mean top shelf too. Not even a pretense of putting a few bucks into a machine and playing a bit. I ask Blake about this. "Considering there's just one CW on each floor, I figure they are just mostly slot players that are thirsty". Makes sense to me. I'll never understand how people don't tip. Behind the bar Blake is scurrying around. The Health Dep't. is making the rounds in the casino and he is cleaning like mad. And nobody can find any PH strips to check the dishwasher water. It's shift change time. Blake introduces me to the morning shift barkeep. Today's local, Carol Burns from Cambuslang, Scotland. Bonnie Miss Carol. She takes to calling me Robert the Bruce. And singing Scottish ditties. PH strips finally make an appearance.
Bonnie Miss Carol has been living here for quite a few years. Her sister who lives in Florida is here for a visit. Party time tonight for the Scots. Meanwhile one by one the suits are stopping by to check on things. Not only is the Health Dep't. hanging around, the entire Executive Committee for Boyds in here for an event. Carol doesn't miss a beat. Back to my game.
Coffee Elizabeth time once again.
Quick Breakfast with Sweet Ti and I'm back at the Bar. She will join me in a bit. Cherylyn's hubby is doing very much better, thank you very much. She tells us this as we let her in to call in the code that pays. Back at the Insomnia, Katrina the CW has come on duty. She looks to be maybe 22. Bet that was a tough name to have around here for the last 12 years. Sarah comes on duty next. She has a new IWatch and compares it to Katrina's. Bonnie Miss Carol sez " Don't need anything that fancy. Robert the Bruce, ask me what time it is-" What time is it Miss Carol? She checks the wristwatch on her left arm. "It's 10:15 a.m. in Biloxi." Then she checks the wristwatch on the right arm. " It's 4:15 p.m. in Scotland." I love it. Once again, back to the game.
I switch over to 1. DBDW and right away hit this-
The bar is getting a bit busy, so I insert coin and Sweet Ti's card at the next machine. I want to make sure she has a place. I'm playing BP on her machine and DBDW on mine. Talk about Left Brain, Right Brain. "Focus Robert the Bruce!" said Miss Carol. We have company.
Gotti the Pit Bull. Leaves Pit Chips. Thank you. Be here all week fans....
Sweet Ti arrives and I introduce her to the Gang. Sarah the CW stops by and tells us she is marching in the D'Iberville Mardi Gras Parade. Which Krewe? "The I have no idea Krewe." Have fun Sarah. "I've already bought 200. worth of beads!" Another nice thing about the bar is that they serve hot beverages in mugs. Sweet Ti gets a coffee and Bailey's. Miss Carol goes on break, so we do a walkabout.
We slowly played our was upstairs. It's a good thing I hit those Pointies, 'cause we are Bleeding Money now friends. Let's do lunch!
Stuffed catfish with etoufee . IP Burger with onion rings. Catfish was just okay. Burger rocked. Sweet Tea hurt your teeth. Used points once again. I hit the head on the way out. There was a lady walking out of the Ladies Room, and took a wrong turn and walked right into the Men's Room. I said "Come on in!" She demurred. We didn't win YAH drawing. I showed Sweet Ti that infamous Wonka machine.
Nice little hit. Hey- there's W4 Jackpots Jim!!
We try a variety of dollar 3 reels.
Interlude time upstairs. Y'all just talk amongst yourselves................
Gettin' near sunset. We wanted to check out 32, as this is the first night it's been open since we got here. Way up High.
Back in The Cove, things are humping. Studio B is hosting the "Team Member of the Year" soiree. As in all of Boyds. That's why the Executive Committee is here. Including the Boyd entourage. It's fun watching everybody walk by as we take the IP's money.
Let's head to Bedrock. Onward
Outta The Cove we saddle up to a bunch of different slots. Spotted these sporty sisters.
Time for some sustenance. Infusion has a variety on Po' Boy sammiches available and we choose a couple of cold cuts and chips. Room to munch out. Tasty! Sweet Ti is done for the evening but- y'all know me. Kisses for Luck! Let's see that WD movie Jimmy.
White Orchid Baby!
Back to my fav Top Dollar.
I just rolling right along. Offers: 85./40./120./45. And then I hit this-
WOOHOO!!!!!! I cash out that 1206. and hit the cage. I elevate and just before I enter the room, cue up Makin' In Rain.
The Magic Feel o' Hundys
02.23.2017 She runs the Space Station and Bake Shop down near Boomtown.
Hey Now! Once again beat the hell out of the sun out of bed. Take that!
This morning I will attempt some sunrise pics. Ready and I cruise Back Bay Road. I spotted a vista on Google Earth that should have a perfect Easterly view. But when we get there, there's a locked gate. That didn't show up. Next stop is Boomtown Casino. The only local joint I haven't chipped from. From the parking lot I can see our room. 4th floor from the top, 5th room on the left. See?
You can see the colored lights. Sort of. Trust me.
Under the canopy there's a a whole flock of birds just waking up. Jim?
Maybe I can get a few shots over on the East side of the barge. And there's no gate- I can walk the entire side.
Inside, I ask the ever present Security Guard when the General Store starts selling baked goods. The Bakery here has gotten rave reviews on all of the interweb sites. "They bring out the Beignets around 9 a.m. Store opens at 10." Thanks. Mind if I take some photos?
Cashier provides a sleek new chip.
General Store/Bakery- closed.
Old Brick House
I go back next door and ride the eleviator to see if I can get some roof shots. The pool area is closed, so I hit the parking area.
It's already 70º. Gonna be another beautiful Gulf Coast day. Never went back out.
Insomnia Bar with Travis- followed quickly by today's local, Phil. Yet another life long Biloxi Brat. Phil is a nice young dude. He is interested in putting together a mid morning Beer Bash at one of the local bars. He's trying to get some of his buddies at work to join him. "Dollar drafts at the Beer House!" He rounds up a posse. I then proceed to get him a lesson in VP 101. Phil introduces me to John, the beverage manager. Bonnie Miss Carol comes in and announces "Robert the Bruce! Do ye know what I call John behind his back?" Why no I don't Miss Carol. Do tell. "Hitchcock. For when he enters a room sideways, he looks just like Alfred Hitchcock from the TV show."
"Oh, and by the way, I'm dead hungover."
Seems like Miss Carol and her sister stayed in their cups a bit too long last night.
Text time. That would mean Coffee Elizabeth. I do the Infusion Boogie. We enjoy the view and finish up our yogurt, fruit, and granola.
Back to the Battle. Fire up # 16 Jimmy.....
During all of this, there's a very non threatening fire alarm going off along with strobe lights flashing on the ceiling. Not a single person pays it any attention. Not even the Security Guards. But my, are they friendly. It finally stops. I decide to take my winnings to $5.Top $$
I cashed out and tried a couple of other slots. Nada. Sweet Ti finds me and she tries her dollar Top Dollar.
She wants me to try some Zuma. Or as we say- Zuzma. Roll the footage Jim-
Sweet Ti takes my place at Zuzma. I think I'll hit the Buffalo Gold machine once more. James??????
This sign was there the whole time they were supposed to be open. I never saw ANYBODY inside.
Time to hit the Insomnia. Bonnie Miss Carol introduces us to Ginger. Ginger too has a new IWatch. She shows us the Creepy Eye Desktop Picture. Indead Creepy. Follows you around. Miss Carol said "I'm gonna get me one of those at the Dollar Store." What time is it in Scotland Miss Carol? "2 p.m." Insert double coinage.
Gettin' pretty danm smokey in The Bar That Can't Sleep. Time for a walkabout. Wanna see how quick I can make a couple hundy vanish?
Time to take care of some business. I ring up Alice. She comes out and meets Sweet Ti. Alice has already taken care of our room charges, and since it's our last night, I ask for a dinner comp at Tien. She makes the reservation, and goes in the back to check my play. She comes back out and tells us that the way it works here, you have to use comp points first before she can give out discretionary comps. Same thing with room service and Spa charges. She informs me I have 500. in points if I use them for food. This is true. And I have a 50. Emerald dining comp. But it's good to know these things. She points out that every property handles these things differently. I ask about Junkets. According to her, they are currently looking into running junkets out of RIC. That would be nice. We thank her for everything. Slangé!
Sweet Ti wants to play the Giant Kooza Machine. James????
An Infusion for lunch sounds like a plan. This time we try a Asian Po' Boy
Back out on the floor, Ginger stops by. She wants to know my website so she can check out the insanity.
Ginger's 5 minutes of fame.
It's King Cake time. We print out our coupons and get it line. Doesn't take too long to get to the counter. And they are out of King Cake after serving up maybe 40 people. So we hang at the Promotions Desk till more arrive. They are all cream cheese. We receive ours and stop by Essentials to score some trinkets for the folks back home. Then up to the room to munch out.
Sweet Ti is toast. We come to a joint Team Mays- Føck Yeah decision. No dinner at Tien tonight. Too much to do. Like Gambol.
Triple Double Stars Live Play please Jimbo-
Triple Diamond next Jim Jim.....
And now for something completely different, but strangely relevant...J.J.?
Turned all my greenback to TITOs. With that, I boogie to the High Tide and order up as close to 50. worth of food that I can. I cash out my TITOs, sign for the food, elieviate, and do the ol' Makin' It Rain routine for my Sweet Ti.
Consume Mass Quantities
I even leave a few extra hundys in the safe, and kiss for luck for one last session. The band is rockin' the house down.
Turns out to be a good thing I left a few hundys upstairs. Cause I'm flat out getting heavily fleeced down here. You name it, I threw a hundy at it. Even my fav Top Dollar. I went so far as to download 125. in slot play from my points. Top Dollar ate that too. Time to pack.
02.24.2017 Most of them dreams.........most of them dreams
Hey Now! Ended up getting 90% of our packing done last night, so I slept in till 7 a.m. Our flight doesn't leave till 1 p.m. so there's plenty of time. I ease down after a bit to fetch the java. Well that sojourn cost me a hundy on account of Buffalo Gold. Back up we finish packing and decide we have time for a session. We normally don't play on the last day as not to mess with the ADT. But temptation. We stop by to see Bonnie Miss Carol. She is wide open yet again, albeit not hungover.
Till next time ye wee Bonnie Lass-
I always like to end the trip with a win. Usually it's a 4OAK, but since most of this trip has centered around Top Dollar- here goes.
I hit the Front Deck to check out as the Emerald Check in seems to be perpetually closed. Not unlike the Emerald Lounge. Alice took care of every penny of the room charges. So other than the gamboling, the IP visit has all been comped. I pack up Ready and we bid goodbye to Biloxi. Easy rental return. Been fun there, Ready. Enjoyed very much the Sirius Grateful Dead Channel. We are TSAPre. This place is even smaller than RIC. The entire TSA screening area is maybe 12 feet wide. Quick and easy though. With plenty of time to spare we grab an Arby's lunch. Haven't eaten at one of these like forever. Wonder if they still have Horsey sauce?
Of course they do. Sammich was damn tasty too. Our gate is soon slammed with people. Turns out they are overbooked and ask for volunteers to give up their seats for 500. We scurry to the counter. But we are 4 and 5. They only need 3.
Before you know it we were home and mobbed by our 5 kitties who all jumped up and licked us in the faces. Seriously, who am I kidding? They are felines. But the place looks great thanks to Christina. And on some level, the cats are happier with us around to bother. Especially Chairman Meow, aka Raul Castro. Before we left I checked my card points. I earned 101,578. In basically 4.5 days of gamboling. That's incredible. In Vegas it usually averages around 10k a day. But that leaves me with 43k points to go to maintain Emerald. Very doable considering Mark and I are going there for 8 days coming up in May. Stay tuned y'all. As far as the bankroll went, we ended the trip down around a grand. Very good for that many points.
The entire Gulf area of Mississippi is very scenic. There are lots of things to see, and almost too many great places to eat. Maybe next trip we will actually do some of these things. But be sure- we will be back! Thanks for hanging out with us Down around Biloxi.