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    Quote Originally Posted by Pegmeister View Post
    As much as I like the Ritz casino I’ve never had much luck there. My biggest wins were at Alhambra, Crystal and Seaport with multiple good wins at each. Hope you and your wife have way better luck at the Ritz!!!
    She says she never wins anywhere, but at least gets to have quality beverages in a glass







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    Quote Originally Posted by schexc View Post
    She says she never wins anywhere, but at least gets to have quality beverages in a glass
    …...and we all know those drinks are..... 'free'...…… YUP!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjones View Post
    …...and we all know those drinks are..... 'free'...…… YUP!
    The upside is, I have to drink more to lower the dollar cost averaging







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    I want to thank all of you instigators. We are now at The Ritz.







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    Saturday Day 5:

    Stopped at Super Foods after the gym, even though we knew it would be busy. Drove in the back way and parked in the newly expanded parking lot. The new lot surely makes it much easier to enter and exit. Noticed that they are closing at 2:00 tomorrow for Carnival. Nice to see that the employees get the time off.

    Back to the condo for lunch and then a repeat at the pool for the afternoon.

    Noticed today that were a number of campsites setup on Eagle Beach. Don't recall ever seeing them in that area, except at Easter.

    We decided on the new Beach Bar for happy hour. They’re still offering two a day, between 2-3 and 5-6. There had live music, a single musician, playing keyboards and singing.

    We planned on eating in tonight, so we thought we make one more stop, and headed towards Tierra Del Sol, for their happy hour. I made the mistake of telling the bride about Andrea’s post regarding the casino play at The Beach Bar, so as were passing by The Ritz, she says, turn in here. We stayed about three hours and walked away with empty pockets…again.

    We made dinner as planned, a platter of trout with mixed vegetables, and the retired for the night.

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    Sorry about the empty pockets. I think it’s time to stop at the Lacabana gift shop and get her a djucu. It’s said they are even more lucky if someone gives you one. Last trip Tom was losing at the Glitz. I snuck away and got him a djucu. He hit a jackpot for $500! As you can tell I am a firm believer.

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    3 hours!
    that is a good long time.

    the beach bar, is that the one at the Tamarijn?
    if so, such a pretty spot and lively too!

    trout....really? Superfoods had trout?
    I went camping a couple of times with a boyfriend (back in the college days)
    Trout was on menu for 3 nights in a row (caught while he fished each day)
    I survived on triscuits, slim Jims and raisins.
    Apparently I did a fair amount of bellyaching on that adventure.
    I lost weight and a boyfriend on that trip.
    ​In a world where you can be anything, be kind!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pegmeister View Post
    Sorry about the empty pockets. I think it’s time to stop at the Lacabana gift shop and get her a djucu. It’s said they are even more lucky if someone gives you one. Last trip Tom was losing at the Glitz. I snuck away and got him a djucu. He hit a jackpot for $500! As you can tell I am a firm believer.
    I think she needs more support than a piece of jewelry, maybe a head to toe djucu body paint makeover.







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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    3 hours!
    that is a good long time.

    the beach bar, is that the one at the Tamarijn?
    if so, such a pretty spot and lively too!

    trout....really? Superfoods had trout?
    I went camping a couple of times with a boyfriend (back in the college days)
    Trout was on menu for 3 nights in a row (caught while he fished each day)
    I survived on triscuits, slim Jims and raisins.
    Apparently I did a fair amount of bellyaching on that adventure.
    I lost weight and a boyfriend on that trip.
    Three way to long hours, for sure!

    Yes, The Beach Bar at the Tamarijn. We frequent there often.

    We purchased the trout at PriceSmart. They have it in the frozen section.

    Sounds like the camping trip didn't meet your expectations...at least it freed you up for your husband







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    Sunday Day 6:

    We were both a couple of slow-moving sloths today, recovering from the “free” drinks at The Ritz the previous night. We did manage to get to the gym, although a little later in the day, and then took a ride to Wei Tai Restaurant for take away barbeque. It comes with ribs, chicken, rice, coleslaw and corn on the cob. One platter is enough for two people. We always have them modify the order for us, which a challenge, as it’s usually hand signals with no English spoken, but they get it done. We got two platters and the total came to $19.50.

    We spent the rest of the day at the pool, and both of us napped briefly. Neither of is had the ambition to do much of anything.

    Around six, we decided to get off our cheeks and go to Pega Pega for the remainder of happy hour. As happy hour was coming to an end, we noticed people complaining about their bills. Apparently, they had just changed their happy hour discount. Drinks are no longer half price and instead will be 25% off. The hours remain the same at 5-7. It would have been nice if they posted the change or at least let people know before ordering. It seemed to upset several of the regulars.

    The campsite area on Eagle Beach was fully occupied. Generators, lighting and grill areas. Nice to see the locals celebrating Carnival.

    We called it a night early with a little TV. Hopefully we’ll have more ambition tomorrow.

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