At about 3pm I headed back from Elko. It took about 80 minutes to make it to Wendover. It was a really nice drive and I enjoyed the scenery. I had driven from Wendover to Wells in the dark so I was able to see where my new miner friends worked as well as all the scenery I had missed.
By the time I made it to Wendover I was pretty tired -- and sweaty. I pulled into Montego Bay as I wanted to catch the Sunday night football as well as hit a free buffet. Due to their loyalty program every few weeks I "earn" another one. So why not. I swiped my card and got $5 worth of free play and my free buffet coupon.
I was tired and to be honest after all the action I had this weekend I didn't want to make another 2 hour drive home. I remembered I had a voucher for a free Sunday night room. Heck, why not. So I got into one of their suites for free. How much better is that: free room, free play and free food! I quickly changed and jumped in the pool and cooled off.
Afterwards I wasn't terribly hungry yet, so I sat in the sports book and watched the game. I also did some gambling, turning in some meager profits...
My dinner was great and it was good to eat at a high-quality buffet again. I pigged out on their spicy shrimp and regular shrimp. Their pizza is also pretty good. I've never had a bad meal at their buffet...
Afterwards I played Towers of the Temple and on my last spin (I invested $20) I hit a nice bonus round, nailing about 20 free spins. I wound up cashing out with over $50. That certainly helped put a dent into my sports book losses.
I wound up going to bed after 10:30, maybe closer to 11. I set my alarm for 5AM, hoping to be on the road at 5:30 for the 100 minute drive back to Salt Lake. I slept fitfully and was up at 4:45 and on the road at 5:15. Driving through the desert that early and somewhat groggy is NOT fun. I saw a number of people had pulled over to the side of the road to sleep. It is just a straight shot of nothingness out there. I kept the car cool and turned up the tunes... but it was so dark out there and sort of eery.
I wound up making it into work at 7 am on the button. It took a while for me to shake the cobwebs out, but what a weekend.
I had the pool pretty much to myself.
My room. My junk spewed everywhere.
Catfish and spicy shrimp. I love the spicy shrimp stuff they have
This cake was so good.
My big win!
Montego Bay at 5:15 AM