....well, Luck O' the Irish escaped me on this trip, maybe because I'm half German. But it favored my half Irish bride, so It all evened out. Made a quick dash down the AC Expressway on Saturday morning and decided to park at Bally's. My wife made a beeline to her favorite Mr. Cashman machine, but some ratchet was playing on one machine and put her leg up on the adjacent chair claiming it as well. She had no money or credits in the second machine, just her players card. I asked her nicely if we could play it, she wouldn't budge. I called security and was told that they can't do anything. Didn't want to start the day like this so we split and walked to Tropicana. Damn, I really like the three play nickel DDB machines at Bally's, plus the drink service is usually pretty fast. Saturday was the annual St. Patrick's Day parade along the boardwalk and there were plenty of young folks wearin' the green and drinking beer and whatnot out of 32oz. Wawa cups. If you are drinking all day, gotta start early. Made it to Tropicana via the Boardwalk entrance, the new renovations look great and the room where the table games are located is georgeous. The old room had the appeal of a warehouse. Wife found her Mr. Cashman and after reading many TR's about Buffalo, I decided to try my luck. I slipped a hundy and proceeded to get only one bonus based on $3 spins, but it went pretty fast. Hung around a while and caught up with my wife who was treated well by Mr. Cashman. Decided to leave and head north to Resorts. Along the way, we made an obligatory stop at the Mountain bar at Bally's Wild Wild West where the new Boardwalk bar was doing well. There was a good cover band, but the music was very loud, so we had a quick beer and left. We decided to drive up to Resorts, but as we were walking through Bally's, Mr. Cashman was in our path. Earned 25 points for free parking ($15 otherwise) and we broke even thanks to the Cashman. Made our way up to Resorts for lunch, parking with a player's card was $5, which is collected at the entrance. Decided on Gallagher's Burger Bar which was pretty quiet around 3 pm. Service was good as were the burgers, my only beef was my Goose Island IPA was $9. Had a great view of the loins and rib roasts dry aging across the way at Gallagher's. I also realized that it was the last day of AC Restaurant week, but most of the Casino restaurants didn't participate on Saturdays and many were not open for lunch. All of the participating restaurants have several meals for around $33 (plus resort fee........just kidding, plus tax and gratuity). The menus are online. Belly's full, we hit the floor in search of Cashman for my bride. I found a three reel $1 Top Dollar machine and have been wanting to try it since reading a few trip reports. Shoved in a hundy and played max $3 coin, and proceeded to get only four $10 payouts (three bars) and a couple of cherries. I think it went faster than the hundy on the Buffaloooooo! at Tropicana. Went into the High Limit room and saw a guy playing a $5 VP machine and pounding in the buttons, something tells me he was not having a winning session. Found a $1 three reel Monopoly machine, max coin was $5, so I slipped in another hundy and proceeded to get kicked in the nuts again, but I did manage to get one $40 bonus. Found a quarter VP DDB machine, it was was choppy, got down to half of my buy in, then I hit a 4OAK which put me up. Played a little more and worked back down to my buy in. Time to grab a beer so I hit the Landshark bar for a tall boy PBR. It was cold, overcast and a little windy, but in the summer, this place rocks. It's across the boardwalk from Resorts and when the weather is favorable, it's a great place to sit and drink a beer. But one sip and my wife was calling.....damn.....grabbed a cup and made it a traveler. The other man in my wife's life, Mr. Cashman, was not treating her well, and we needed to get home to take care of our puppy, except there was a Quick Hits in our way. Played a little and it was choppy until she got 7 Quick Hits which just about erased my losses for the day. Made our way back up the AC Expressway and home in time to take care of the puppy. Parting thoughts: it was great to see the crowds on the boardwalk for the St. Patrick's Day Parade, especially the younger crowd. Bally's and Tropicana were crowded on Saturday, Resorts was downright mobbed. Had to park on the 5th floor of the garage Mid Afternoon. A little hard to find a machine that you want to play on, but the vibe was great. Need to visit same time next year and take advantage of the Restaurant Week deals.