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13 days at the Longhorn casino and hotel

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by Dewey089, Apr 21, 2021.

  1. NittyOne

    NittyOne High-Roller

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    I do feel Rochester is an underrated city, maybe when I retire I can split my time there and France. I thought you where maybe from or at least spent your teaching career in Rochester? Did you live in upstate/central or western NY?

    Oh man that trip through France/Europe in a VW bug in the 70s must of been a blast. French are still a little weird on there language. The younger French especially in the bigger cities tend to speak English more than they use to. That being said the French are still a bit defensive about there language and compared to countries like Germany a much smaller percentage speak English.

    You made me check, steakhouse at Sam’s has Steak Au Poivre and Boulder has escargot.
     
  2. Dewey089

    Dewey089 VIP Whale

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    When I compared prices, Mon Ami Gabe seemed as good a deal as any. I just never made it, partly because I liked that Longhorn porterhouse and the ambiance there with wait staff I was learning to know.
    I was born and raised in Buffalo and I lived there through college BA at UB. After the Airforce, I went to Albany for my Master's, found a job teaching in Albany schools, and never left.
    My wife was the Rochester resident.

    And yes, a VW bug was just grand. I bought it on the French border, new for $1558. We had some fine adventures. At one time I drove from Alcala de Henares to Toledo with 11 people packed in the VW. Quite a squeeze.
    My then wife and I had quite a trip from Alcala, Spain to Paris with the bug packed with tent, chairs, everything, even some food. And at another time we drove South to Barcelona, and along the Riviera, up through Italy, and then to Stuttgart where we had friends put us up. But that was not camping.
    We had no issues with French folks because my then wife was fluent.
    Actually, the worst experiences I've had with French speaking folks were in Montreal. There my then wife was criticized for speaking her French. And it seemed every trip we ran into someone who has an attitude.
    Still, I can't wait to go back when the bans are lifted. Great city, Montreal. Actually, one of the 11 people in the VW ride lives there and we've kept up our friendship all these years. Although I rarely drive these days, there is a good train from Albany to Montreal. I can't play live poker there, however, not without French. I miss all the table talk and tells.