Dad and I will be making our 3rd weekend trip together for some gambling fun in Tunica. This particular trip has been a long time in the making as we didn’t get to take one last year as (some of you may remember) dad had a heart attack and subsequently a bypass surgery that almost took his life. Hard to believe that was a year ago - the anniversary of his heart attack is Saturday. We have had this trip scheduled for a few months when he felt that he would be ready to go. Dad came over last night as we needed to go over departure plans, but it wasn’t exactly what I thought. We had a family talk, and well, dad was diagnosed with cancer yesterday. He was in good spirits and said “the trip needs to go on.” I think he and I both are using this as a way to cope with such a rough year AND now a new battle that he faces! If I learned nothing more from this man over the last year, I definitely realize he is one resilient and optimistic man! Our plans consist of leaving Friday by lunchtime and a roughly 4-hour car drive to Tunica. We will be staying at Sam’s Town. I know a lot of people will knock ST, but hey, it’s comped! They have all the amenities that we need which mostly consists of beds, bathroom, and air conditioning. After checking in, the plan is to hit every craps table in town until we leave on Sunday! We might find some time for VP and some other games….we will see.