Nov 02, 2019

We went out and had some fun

By the time we got all of our chores done yesterday and Colin had a bit of time to play the guitar we decided to head to the strip and have some fun.  We didn’t leave until 7 PM or thereabout.

We know about free self parking at the Tropicana so parked there and walked over the top of the strip to get to New York York.  We were surprised at how few vehicles were out, especially on a Friday.

We came in on an upper level. Again the casino itself was pretty empty.  It did fill up later.

We gambled a bit, tried our luck at the Gorilla machine we like but nothing was happening. So we went and had dinner here at the NYC Fulton Fish Frye.  Last time we went to a proper restaurant but the food was not good and the price was ridiculously high.  Here we each ordered fish and chips.

I highly recommend this place. We each got two pieces of the freshest cod that I have ever eaten. So very tasty. I even ate both pieces and most of my fries.  Not greasy at all.  A great deal f

Then we found my favorite quarter machine and played that for a long while.  I made my $50.00 donation last for a very long time.  I just played and won and played and won.

I cashed out and we headed over to our new favourite, the Empire. It is all about King Kong climbing the Empire State building.  Your need to spin the Empire sign twice in a spin to make the gorilla climb to the top and then you get bonus points at random amounts.  We also like that we can sit side by side in front of the machine.  Here I am giving Colin the thumbs up that I was at the top yet again.

Here is a one and a half  minute video that Colin took. I had no idea he was taking it.  I wondered where he had wandered off to.  As we played we kept saying how much Mommio would have loved this machine.  She loved toys and gimmicks.  So many neat and different sounds that this machine makes. Take a moment and have some fun.

If you get three Empire signs your gorilla will go directly to the top and you get your bonus points.

This is a penny machine and we always played the max which is 125 pennies per spin.

Then I did it again and won $80.00. We really had a great deal of fun and totally forgot all of our RV issues.

So you can imagine our surprise when I finally looked at my watch.  It was 3:00 o’clock in the morning 😯  I thought my watch was broken 😳  No worries, we walked back to the car and drove back here to the RV park which is not more that a fifteen minute drive.  I brushed my teeth and was asleep by 3:35AM.  Colin had a shower ( I should have because of the smoke smell but I was way too zonked ) and then he apparently ate a muffin with peanut butter on top.  It takes a lot of energy to play the slots 😉 Our clothes are still airing outside.  We only do this once heading south and will like do it again heading north in March.

I have another Mexico update which is specific for those traveling with pets into Mexico.

Mexico Relaxes the Requirements to Import Pets from the U.S. and Canada.  Those driving will likely not be checked but those flying in will.  You can read all about that by clicking here.

It has warmed up nicely today and we got some more to do’s off the list.  More about that tomorrow.  It is now warm here and the stink bugs are coming out of wherever they hide inside the RV. Back in Kelowna we have to leave the RV door open as we load going back & forth with our arms full of stuff and that is when the bugs sneak in.  Hopefully they will be all found and removed before we get to the Isla.  I only just noticed that other day that five yes 5 guitars are traveling with us to Mexico.  I guess my brain was so frozen that I never saw them.

A very strange thing happened earlier this afternoon.  Mommio came to visit. She really did. I went to sit at my computer and suddenly my Safari page disappeared as did my Mail page with all of my emails. Then this photo appeared.

As you can see it was almost full size across my large desktop computer.  I could not use my mouse, it was frozen.  Colin could not get it to work either.  Where did that photo come from?  It was not on my desktop nor in any folder on my desktop nor in my iPhoto.  It is in my October 20th blog ” Mommio soars…” but the blog was not open and how did that one particular photo appear? Plus none of my photos are ever that large on my computer screen. The photo was on the screen was pin sharp.  Where did my two working pages go, they were not even in the dock.  They totally disappeared and we were left with a screen of Mommio sitting with our two girls.  It took about 15 minutes before I regained the use of my mouse but I had not clicked on anything when both my  Mail and Safari reappeared just as Mommio disappeared.  Colin and I are both convinced that this happened because Mommio was sending us a message.  She is up there somewhere and has our girls with her.  She wanted to let us know that she is alright.  Look at her huge smile.  Well we did speak of her often last night and I guess she was listening.  Hey maybe she was with us in spirt at the casino and was having fun with us.

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16 Responses to “We went out and had some fun”

  1. Gene Siesky says:

    You might likely had a potential virus running in the background waiting to activate with a certain keystroke. Times like this it is best to shut down completely, wait a minute then reboot. Also, clear your history. If that does not work, clear your history again, but this time include the cookies button to clear them.

    • contessa says:

      It is possible Gene but then We only have Apples and they don’t get viruses. I don’t
      think that I could have shut down. The computer was frozen.

  2. barb says:

    I totally believe you were meant to see her…(I do feel and see sometimes.) She knows you been stressed, and is telling you it’s “o.k.”

  3. Lucy says:

    Contessa, yes, absolutely, Mommio showed herself to you to tell you she’s ok, she’s happy and ‘ the girls ‘ are with her… Spirits work their way into our world to communicate with us, we only need to open our mind, be receptive to the message they are trying to get across…That occurrence was wonderful. My regards, Lucy.

  4. George Yates says:

    Glad you git outing had some fun, good do that once in a while.Strange how mommio just appeared on you desk to just like that.

    • contessa says:

      That is why I think it was a sign. We did have fun that night. The next night which I have yet to blog about was horrible.

  5. Alan Brechin says:

    Yes,you did get a visit from Mommio, she is letting you both know that all is well with her.

  6. Paul Walker says:

    We are thinking of you and rooting you on in your travels! We are thinking of You. We love the Mommio story. It is warm and kind, just like the both of you.

    Cheers! Hugs and love sent your way.

    Paul and Jan.

  7. Nancy & Doug says:

    The Universe does work in mysterious ways. I am glad Mommio paid a visit. Rest easy friends……

  8. Cindy Menzies says:

    Hey there well quite the trip you two are having! Man you can’t seem to catch a break! As to Mommio on your computer screen how lovely she popped in for a visit! I love visits like that!

    Thinking good thoughts for you both! Hang in there!

    • contessa says:

      Sorry I never got back to you on this. Thank you for your support. Nice to see you now commenting on the blog. Right now I am short of time but will catch up. We are here to see my girlfriend and I have just had to call the hospitals to see if she has been admitted. She has. Now I know why she disappeared from social media. Off to the hospital.

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