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Lucky 13

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We were in Vegas on Friday the 13th, and we got really, really lucky. At the time, it didn’t feel that way. We thought we’d broken even.  We decided that Dave’s big win on Thursday the 12th made up for the long string of lost twenties the next day. But wouldn’t that make the two […]

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Eating bacon in Las Vegas

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The first time was the morning after we arrived in Paris. Room service bacon, so it gets extra points. I give it a solid B. The second time was late that night. After an evening nap, when all I wanted to do was get back to my friends Deuces Wild and Double Cherry Play Max […]

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If you build it

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We took a drive to a small town outside Vegas, to visit an old neighbor’s restaurant. It seemed reasonable to take a break from gambling, though I hated to lose the pool time. Cousin M— drove, in the SUV he rented to drive up from LA, and Dave and brother J— and I looked out […]