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SEMI LIVE! 27 hours of driving, 4 baseball games, gambling, fishing, and a casino named JACK

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Trip Reports' started by mrjvegas, Jun 29, 2016.

  1. mrjvegas

    mrjvegas High-Roller

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    My Trip Report

    I'm going to fire up another trip report to chronicle the happenings of another family trip up North to see the parents. We will be leaving the border at 5 am with boody, J.J., Sierra, Madison and my lovely wife Jaime. Destination? Erie, PA. Here is a look at the itinerary.

    Thursday/Friday - Drive, drive, drive, drive some more.




    Saturday - Pizza and the Sea wolves. The Sea Wolves are the Detroit Tigers AA affiliate team and they happen to be playing the Akron RubberDucks which is my Cleveland Indians AA affiliate. They have our number 1 and number 2 prospect playing there right now. (Bradley Zimmer and Clint Frazier) Pretty excited to check em out live and have front row seats along 1st base. The pizza? I am sad to say that the best pizza joint in the history of pizza joints closed up. Barbados is no longer......but fear not Patties Pizza is a close second and we will be consuming mass quantities of said pizza pie.

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    Sunday - wash rinse and repeat......pizza and baseball. If we get a really nice day we just may put the boat in the water before heading to the ballpark. We are watching the Ducks and Wolves again and odds are another trip to Patties or Alfees.

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    Monday - Monday is 4th of July and Mom, Dad, and I will be off to Cleveland to you guessed it......watch a tribe game. I have us comped 2 nights at the Ritz again this year and steak dinners at Hyde Park both nights. The Horseshoe is no longer and is now JACK. Yeah, I know....wtf? You couldn't come up with a better name? "Jack" is no longer affiliated with CET. Major bummer, but my host stayed with the casino and still hooked me up. Thanks David!!! Mom and I will be slinging money around in the morning while Dad rests up for dinner and the Tribe. I'm sure we will continue the assault on Jack after the tribe game as well. Here is a look at the Bankroll for the trip.

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    Tuesday - Another Tribe game and A LOT more gambling. I will probably get up early and head down for some 100 to 300 dollar a hand Blackjack. I would like to log about 5 hours of table time between the two days. The rest of the time will be spent on the machines with Momma.
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    Wednesday/Thursday/Friday - No in stone plans. I want to see my Grandpa and a few old high school buds. I'll probably hit Presque isle Downs once or twice with friends and my sister. Both sides of the family will get together for a nice dinner at some point as well. Might hit the lake with Dad depending on the weather as well.

    Saturday/Sunday - The drive back



    I have two days to rest up and then I'm off to Vegas on Wednesday the 13th for a week. I have not done a Vegas TR my last 3 trips. I'm thinking about doing one to change the luck up a bit.....we shall see.


    Gooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Tribe!!!

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    Have a good time and good luck!

    And yeah, it sucks about the conversion to JACK (I still can't believe that name...:rolleyes:), but you should have some or all of your Total Reward credits balance available to you for your new JACK player account. When Harrah's St. Louis was sold off to Penn Gaming (Hollywood Casinos), a large majority of our reward credits were added to our new accounts as comps. So if you have them, consider spending them before you leave since they are far away.
     
  3. mrjvegas

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    Thanks man.....will look into it
     
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    TIMSPEED !địt mẹ!

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    Wait...are YOU John, or is that your buddy??
    I watch his fishing videos on YT.
     
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  5. mrjvegas

    mrjvegas High-Roller

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    Nah.....I have a few vids out there, but just GoPro stuff.

    www.highstakesbassin.com is me
     
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    mrjvegas High-Roller

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    Fiiiiiiiiiinally out of Texas!!!! Wooooot. Our brand new 2016 Tahoe has an annoying vibration sound....guess it's an issue. Grrrrrr.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    Go Tribe! They have been on a roll! Kind of disappointed you're not including a trip to waldameer!
     
  8. mrjvegas

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    Hahahahahaha......Mrs will be going with the Kids and her side of the family.
     
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    1st leg done......12 more hours to go mañana
     
  10. tringlomane

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    I really need to get to Progressive Field for an April or October game. I own a sweatshirt that has the 1974-1977 logo on it and wear it a lot during the winter. Bought it 75% off at an outlet store in Orlando...lol I have been an Indians fan for awhile thanks to "Major League"/underdog status.
     
  11. mrjvegas

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    We are 533 miles out!![​IMG]
     
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    Is that the "Cross at the Crossroads" in Effingham?
     
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    Dan Gilbert bought out the "Greektown casino" here in Detroit and renamed it "The Jack" as well.
     
  14. mrjvegas

    mrjvegas High-Roller

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    Yes sirrrrrr
     
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    Yep, and that area has been under road construction for over 10 years now to expand the area from 2 to 3 lanes in each direction. I think it's the slowest construction project I've ever seen.
     
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    The old homestead looks beautiful.....folks have kept it up well over the years.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    My man with a base knock early[​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    200 dollar free play going fast!![​IMG]
     
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    Free play done and I'm gone! Not going to hand over my money tonight. Machines were tooooooo tight.
     
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    Blah...better luck in Ohio!!!