Sunday, October 12, 2008
Reno, Nevada. Las Vegas' step-sister.
Last night, after a wonderful dinner at Oceana, a seafood restaurant within The Peppermill casino, I decided to spend $5 on slot machines, being not much of a gambler. After basically putting dollar bills into the machines with no winnings, I decided to throw in the towel. I had one dollar left and said 'what the hell' as I ventured over to one of the many video poker machines. I hit the Bet All button and gave it a spin. Deuces Wild. I got three deuces and two Aces. I watched my dollar turn into $25. I decided to cash out while I was ahead. Hmmm, gambling is not so bad when you win.
Winter decided to happen while I was here. On Friday, we awoke to see a ton of snow falling from our tenth story window. What a pretty site. I went from sunny and hot in Austin to snow in Reno. Of course, it all melted here in town, but the surrounding mountains have a beautiful dusting of white.
Today we are going for a hike above Lake Tahoe. It's sunny, but still a little nippy. Better bundle up!