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Thread: 8/8-8/23 @ the Ritz for 20 year vow renewal

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    After dinner my buddy and I headed out to the Hilton casino. He was very tired from travel so he did not stay out long, I did not stay at the Hilton long either but not because I was tired, it was because I donated $600 early. Instead of going back to bed early I grabbed another 100 bucks and headed downstairs to try my luck at blackjack. I did well and won back all of my cash plus another $100 in just over an hour...not bad at all for a turn around!

    Getting ready to head to club for breakfast as I am starving because my dinner was lacking last night at Moomba.

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    Good recovery...... believe me when I say 'been there...done that'...... and 'been there..... couldn't do that'.......

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    I should probably stick to blackjack the way the cards are going this trip but that is not nearly as fun as playing no limit poker. Getting ready to head to the beach. My son wants to do a tube ride this morning, should be fun.

    Quote Originally Posted by cpjones View Post
    Good recovery...... believe me when I say 'been there...done that'...... and 'been there..... couldn't do that'.......

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    Your trip sounds wonderful! When is the vow renewal? I hope that you post pictures!

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    He will love it.. I did it twice and had a blast... Wear sun glasses to keep the water out of your eyes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Aruba4ever View Post
    I should probably stick to blackjack the way the cards are going this trip but that is not nearly as fun as playing no limit poker. Getting ready to head to the beach. My son wants to do a tube ride this morning, should be fun.

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    A pretty full day for being only 1:40. We had breakfast on the club once again. I enjoyed some muffins, sausage, bacon, fresh fruit and some pancakes as did our son. My wife is not a huge breakfast eater but loves to relax on the balcony as we eat and she sips her coffee. We went to the pool and relaxed for a bit before doing some water sports. The company closest to the Ritz, sorry I forget your name, were excellent working with my son. My wife, CJ and our friend Lisa went on the water adventure on "big mable" together. I jumped in the boat and went for a great ride along palm beach. The ride was a blast for everyone but my son, he was a little scared but mellowed out and enjoyed it somewhat. The water clarity is GREAT all along palm beach when you are off the shore, in fact is VERY clear at the shore at the Ritz due to the lack of boat traffic there.

    After the boat ride my son went swimming in the pool and I went for a walk out in the ocean. I walked out VERY far and it never was much over my waste. I walked almost out till where the boat traffic could be and just before I could tell it would get deep based on the change in the water color. The ocean was so refreshing! I am not a typically ocean person but I may have been converted today. I loved being able to see everything every step of the way out a couple hundred feet off shore. I hope my son starts to like the ocean because its perfect for kids, and adults.

    Lunch at the club was in shifts, lol. My son is wiped out so he is getting ready for a nap. I enjoyed an excellent mixed salad with a "tropical dressing" that I have no idea what it was but it was great. I love the fresh bread they have so I enjoyed a couple of those, some sliders (off the kids menu) and washed it down with a Balashi. They had many other choices for lunch but because my burger was so poor yesterday at Moomba I wanted a decent one today.

    My wife and I are now sitting on the balcony listening to the live entertainment at Madero, very nice!
    Last edited by Aruba4ever; 08-12-2016 at 02:57 PM.

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    Our vow renewal is on Sunday. I am sure our friends will snap a few photos for us. We have hired a photographer so we will have professional photos at some point as well.

    E=hatteras;303030]Your trip sounds wonderful! When is the vow renewal? I hope that you post pictures![/QUOTE]

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    Just returned from the Arcade, the fact I got my son to wait patiently till day 5 to go to the arcade is a minor miracle. He is 100% wiped out though, he is going to grab a 20 minute power nap then its off to movie night with his friends at the Ritz Kids. My wife and I are going out to Solanio with our good friends minus our little one, and we will then gamble a bit. Movie night ends at 9pm and we need to remain onsite so we will gamble a bit at the Ritz casino, it was good to me last night for sure.

    I stopped by the club level to see what they were offering for apps etc... and it was Lobster Mac n cheese. Let me just say I have now eaten Mac n cheese only 2x in my life and its been here at the Ritz with Lobster both times...and all I can say is I am sorry to my fellow club guests as I did not eat my share...I ate mine, my sons, and my wifes, lol, just amazing!

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    Last night we went to Solanio for a few drinks which was very nice, then we headed to Solanio for an amazing meal. Everyone loved their meals and the service was excellent! After enjoying our meals we headed to the Ritz casino for a bit while my son was at the movie night at the Ritz kids. I should have quit when we were up $50 after playing blackjack for an hour because it turned ugly playing poker later, oh well.

    There is a HUGE wedding at the Ritz this morning. We missed the actually wedding as it happened at 9am out on the beach but the celebration is about to begin. They have a group of 200 people and they are decked out from head to toe in their traditional Hindu wardrobe, just beautiful. I will try to remember to take my phone to the pool today to take a couple of photos of the set-up, really amazing at what the Ritz set up for them on the beach.

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    Scratch the missing the wedding part, it actually officially started around 11:15, they had a 2 plus hour build up with wedding traditions I am guessing. It was amazing to watch. I met the groom last night in the elevator at 1am after coming back from the casino, he said I should stop and watch so I did, as did many others from a respectful distance. The bride had the most elegant dress, really nice!

    My son is still in bed. He woke up briefly and ate a bit and went back to sleep. He is 100% worn out and not feeling good at all. Today is a stay at home and rest day so he is ready for tomorrows vow renewal.

    Update- My little one has just awoken and is feeling great. He has been going like gangbusters and it caught up with him...glad he only needed a few extra hours to be feeling right again.
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