The Never Ending Retirement Party
10.23.2022 Reach the stars, and fly a fantasy, yeah*
Hey Now! Welcome back my friends! Let's party. This will be the official gaming retirement party in honor of our Sweet Ti's release from the working life. My earlier MD 20/20 trip was just my solo warm up for this trip. This one's the real thing. And speaking of work, I'm changing to a new company as the old contract expired. Hence, I'm getting paid out for 162 vacation hours. Starting back at 0. No more till July, so we pulled the trigger.
Callie is ready to go!
We are so there! The first thing after we exit those scary self park elevators we run into today's local, Maggie.
Maggie is Rascal Wrangling. I follow her thru the casino and over to the Front Desk. Maggie is a typical Jersey driver, honking her way along. The twist is her cussing in Polish at the people under her breath. Then she completes her delivery to a complete tool who just drove it away with nary a word of thanks. Jerk! Maggie lets us know that our suite isn't ready yet. We kinda figured as it's a Sunday around noon. She will let us know with a call from Monrovia. Let's gambol! Today's offer is 3x comps. Works for us. We will both be playing on my card anyway. Sweet Ti wants us to start out on the Devil Baby. We usually order pizza before we play, but Ti sez she's feeling it. The streak is on the line. Every time so far we've gotten a bonus within the first hundy inserted. Will the Streak Survive Jim???????
They call him Bond, Jimmy Bond.
And these guys are STILL following us
Monrovia called to tell us it was move in time. We snagged the keys from the Magster and levitate to check it out.
We moved in. The WFT Commandiers are playing Green Bay today on a screen somewhere in this joint. Sweet Ti is going to hang out here. Kiss for luck, I set off in search of said game. I strike out near the food court- the few TVs they have sprinkled around are pretty much tuned to the Phillies game. If they win today they are going to the World Series. There's lots of TVs around the pit, but none are on the game that I want. Finally I bite the bullet and head over to the sportsbook . I'm sure I can find it there. he place is mobbed. I do find one of the bartops is open, albeit, with no barstool. 6/5 BP. But they do have keno. I flag down Damen the barkeep and ask if they comp drinks for players. " Nope, but you can use card comps". What do you have in the way of an NA? "Heiny 0.0". Please!
"6.50 in comps"
Damen Hail Caveman
Way to Take Command there WFT! Oh, and good job Phillies too. I never did find a barstool and stood there for an hour. We have reservations at Capriccio's at 6 pm, but we make an executive decision to just order to go. The suite has a nice table that we eat at. I am greeted by Joseph and Genaro and there's hugs all around. Genaro checks my comp- Stephanie has graced us with a 200. discressionary. Noice. We will feast tonight! Plus the next several days no doubt. We pig out and Sweet Ti hangs out upstairs while I go play.
Shower me with Lucky Wealth please J.J.Kitty!
This game rocks! plus, it's got kitties! I'm playing next to today's local, Mo. Mo shows me the in and outs. He's in the loop.
Yet another Buffalo iteration that cost me a quick hundy. Or 2....
Still waiting for that heat
Spin us a tale from the forest furies Mr. James-
the panda won.
Tough first day. Will the wolf survive?????
10.24.2022 Dream a dream, and what you see will be*
Hey Now! YAWN! 6 a.m. on a Monday morning and we're in a casino. Go figure. Kiss for luck and off to see he lizard.
Just another Manic Monday Megalink please Jim-
Hit us again please Jay!
Elevator to Nowhere....
Mandatory early morning DSTP pic
Time for coffee Elizabeth. The rains don't appear to be going anywhere. But that's ok- neither are we. Well that's not really true- we are probably going next door. Not that we have to actually go outside to do that. But do decide to check out the new pool water area.
They really did an awesome job on the pool rehab. The new pool is saltwater, so the chlorine smell is minimal. No hot tub though. Even the one in the Spa is not open. The roof over the pool retracts which is nice. Plus after 2 p.m. the pool is adult only. Nice touch. The bar is supposed to be open on the weekends although that seems a bit unlikely this time of year. This was always a nice space and they did a great job in updating it. It still would have been nice to put the hot tub back in. just saying.....
Take us to the swines please James!
fun with nickels
We hit Breadsticks for lunch. I had a food comp I needed to use up. There weren't many peoples about. This place is still cranking out great food at reasonable prices. We even spotted the elusive Beach Squirrel.
He's sitting on the fence between the blue recycling bin and the telephone pedestal. This is the 2nd time we've seen him. Go Sparky!
A fine repast
Time for a walkabout. We leisurely stroll down the way and over the bridge to the Hard Rock.
Money Honey J. J. ????
Old school Bossie please James?
Yet another profitable sojourn. This is turning into a habit. If we're having a bad session at Resorts just pop over next door to the Slot ATM. We hit the boards for the walk back. It's cleared up and it's a beautiful fall afternoon. We look for kitties, but see none.
They have redone the slot club. You now earn tiers 4x faster. But apparently you earn cashback (slot) dollars 6x slower. As usual, they are tightening up the screws on comps. It already takes way too much play just to earn comp dollars, that certainly didn't change. I earn comp dollars 10x faster at least next door at HR with their lowest level card as I do here with a 4th level card.
Prestidigitation please Mr. James
Idolizationize us Jim
Hobbitize us Jay
My Sweet Ti is Toaster Strudel for the evening so I escort her up and then come back down for an evening session. Where's Miss Kitty??
I really dig this machine. It seems to treat us fairly well. So far at least. I'm sure that it will reclaim at least everything won so far. Heat 'Em Up sure did! I'm riding this puppy as far as I can.
Let's check in on the action with our roving reporter and incidentally, today's local, Jim
I played with the lucky kitties for quite a while. I even stashed away a nice ticket for tomorrow. Then I thought I'd indulge in some W4. The Boost version was right up ahead. I dialed up an assortment of games and play for a modest 3.30 bet. I hit the bonus for 280 free games and as they were playing I hit this-
another 160 free spins
I started taking a video but got tried of holding the phone up. There's only an .80 bet on that particular game so there were a bunch of Barney Fife type spins.
Finally the Super Free Games feature kicked in and I caught the final spins. Hit it J.J.-
could have been worse....
These big assed brand new machines are just sitting there gleaming in the distance. Giant LED screen around it glows.
Great session! Made up for yesterday and then some! 116 tear points earned, and plenty of bullets for tomorrow. Cheers!
10.25.2022 And what you see will be*
Hey Now! 6 a.m. Kiss to S.T. and a Hey Now to my P.S.S.'s. Last night I kept an eye on his lady that was trying to take out my favorite QH Dollar Progressive. She didn't. Time to make use of those extra bullets I put away and try to take this down.
I blew through my first hundy rather quickly. My second hundy netted a few small wins. Then this happened.
Let's listen in. Please Jim??????
And I waited.
It's a good thing I knew how to turn that bloody music off. I sat there for over 20 minutes waiting for an attendant to show up. Funny thing about these machines, all the Jackpots are handpays. Even without the paperwork involved. Today's local, Mina, finally shows up and apologizes. "We are having networking issues. There's an interruption in the machines communicating with the mainframe server. Oh, and it was also shift change". I'm thinking it's the latter there Mina. I tipped him well anyway. Good old Mina.
Plus I got served!
I sure hope they aren't downgrading pay scales.....
not these spinners please!!
Coffee Elizabeth time. Plus, I get to Make It Rain all over my lovely Sweet Ti. She is most appreciative of my efforts. Needless to say, one thing leads to another. We'll just leave it at that. All in good time we make our way downstairs. LWC is calling.....
Cue da Felines please Mr. Jim.......
Living up to it's name
We hit up the VIP club for lunch. This is really a nice perk here. Especially if you happen to be a drinker. Sweet Ti orders a martini. The bartender here has had this gig forever and knows his stuff. The wait staff is great. Since they consolidated the 2 clubs the spread has gotten better too. Best part is that my card gets us free admission here.
I introduced our Sweet Ti to the Cash Machine. We were lucky to escape with our buy in. Gulp!
Today is a gift day. I accidentally took the slot cash at the kiosk but got that straightened out. I wanted that gift.
This beautiful 52 piece pink tool kit!
We had a nice long Rich Little Piggies session which resulted on a zero sum net gain or loss. Or screenshot for that matter. Then it's time to spin for our dinner. We order up a pizza and then do the only thing possible at this moment. Right Jimmy?????
He comes thru once again
Pizza and Thunderbird
Well, this was a profitable day. We made up for yesterday's losses and came out slightly ahead for the trip. Tomorrow we are catching the 2:30 ferry back home. That gives us a couple of hours of emergency backup gamboling opportunity. Noice.
10.26.2022 Rhymes that keep their secrets*
Hey Now! 6 a.m. I'm in no real rush. We got the majority of the packing done yesterday evening. Time for one last Crack Whore VP try.
Triple Quad 7's! Now that's the way to pull off the last quad(s) of the trip.
Dragon Spell not only caught my eye, it also caught damn near 200. before I came to my senses.
This old gem is in the smoking section between the Rondy Elevators and the Front Desk so we usually avoid this area. But the joint is empty on this weekday morning. No smoke in sight. Still trying to take down the Mr. Big progressive. Plus this is the same platform as the old Hangover machine. The last place I remember having that machine around here was the Revel. How soon there's a new kid in town around once again. Let's see, where were we. I ended giving up our previous winnings, so the trip is more or less a push. Very nice. Push is a win!
With Pink tools!!!!
Thanks my friends for making it thru to the end. I really do appreciate all of the adulation I get for hosting this website. I'm sure we will be back with another tale before you know it! Cheers!
* Never Ending Story, Limahl