Saturday Day 1 (part 1) We decided to make an impromptu trip to Moncton so I could play a poker tournament. Tournament was a bounty tournament 200 entry/200 bounty/40 admin fee. The Mrs was going to play Ultimate Texas Holdem and/or Craps while I put my time in at the poker table. Nice sunny day for a ride and we only had a 2 hour drive which is nice. Get to the Casino and get checked into the hotel no problem, rooms are nice and spacious and the beds are super comfortable, you sink into them when you lay down. After getting situated in the room we head up to the Casino to get registered for the tournament. My wife, L, checks the UTH table, no seats so she lets the Pit know she is waiting for a seat and pulls up a chair at a closed table to wait. She asks me to check how many seats left in the tournament when I am there as she might want to play as well. Four seats left in the last session (three sessions total) so I just go ahead and register her to play to ensure she gets a seat if she wants it. Really hate to see her disappointed if the session sells out and it looks like it will. I take her registration down to her and head back to the room to have a quick shower and change into some more comfortable clothes. The plan is to meet my buddy D, who is also playing in the tournament and hit the buffet before the evening tournament session begins. As I am heading back to the Casino I run into D in the lobby just checking in and confirm that we will meet at the buffet for dinner before the tournament and off I go. Get back to the casino and L has just gotten her seat at UTH and is not sure if she is joining us or not but says check back before we go. Off I go to Video Poker, drilling test holes (as Flusher recommends). First $20 nothing, 2nd 20 nothing, 3rd twenty nothing, it just isn't happening so I cut my losses, tuck tail and wander around the casino for a bit losing another 40 in slots before it is time to meet for dinner. Check in with L and she has just run through her first buy-in at UTH and remarks at how well the dealer has been running indicating that he rolled over quads twice in less that 45 minutes. She is ready for dinner. Meet up with D for the buffet and the three of eat for $35, not many places you can eat this well for that little money. On the menu, Prime Rib, Crab legs, an assortment of seafood including Mussels, and a couple of selections of baked fish and a variety of vegetables to fill your plate with plus dessert. Had our fill and proceeded to the poker room for our tournament. Out of the three of us L was the only one to advance to the final day to play for the money collecting 3 bounties during the session and ending the day with 55K in chips, just a little over the average stack, not a bad start for her. I busted after about 5 hours in an exercise of patience and folding as the of deuce rag continued pretty much the whole evening. That is poker though, you can't always get massive cards and you just have to do the best you can with what you have and ended up busting out short stacked with pocket 10's vs A 6, still a fun way to spend the better part of an evening. L ended up playing 7.5 hours that session to make it to day 2. More to come, as I wander downstairs to amuse myself.