mmm-yoso is the blog. The bloggers are Kirk and friends. Kirk is on vacation. Cathy took a short vacation also and here is her accounting of a day in her life.
Before I start this post, I would like to take this opportunity to thank whomever thought up/invented the money losing proposition called Satellite Radio.
So, my brother (hereafter referred to as "Mr. Bally", because he asked me to) was going to be in Las Vegas for some sort of business trip two weeks ago. He told me like three days ahead of time. This has happened before.
I drove. Yes. Here is the usual view when almost out of Escondido and into Temecula, just past Lawrence Welk Land.
I drove, stopped at a Starbucks someplace for coffee and then just drove.
We drove to Sunset station. It is one of the Station Casinos that are popular with the locals in Las Vegas. I do prefer the luxurious Green Valley Ranch casino out of all of the ones Station has to offer when I travel to Las Vegas and stay overnight. Then again, I don't have an expense account and usually do not bother to stay overnight. (It was a 4 1/2 hour drive one way).
The buffet was $12.95 each (it was dinner time by the time we got there) and there is an option of an additional $6 for your choice of a steak, pound of crab legs or pound of chilled shrimp. We opted for the shrimp:
You will notice there are no dessert plates. I was tired, we were full and I had a long drive ahead of me.
But, there was one place we *had* to go to- Pinball Hall of Fame- It is run by one of the brothers who ran the most popular Pinball Arcades (Pinball Pete's) in Ann Arbor and East Lansing starting back in 1970. It was very nostalgic for Mr. Bally and I. There are about 200 pinball machines in the building in a sort of run down mall just off Pecos, out of his 1200 machine collection. Photos:
There is a great article in the May 21 2007 edition of Forbes Magazine, describing the operation and its costs and that the Hall of Fame is a 501(c)3 organization (a non-profit) that donates all of the money made from the machines to The Salvation Army.
It was just a fun place to go, re-live some great memories and I got to spend time with my brother and then drive home.
There it is. Another day in my life. If some of you are taking Friday off, I hope you have a nice Memorial Day Holiday and weekend. For the rest of us, I'll still be posting about something.
Sunset Station Casino website
Pinball Hall of Fame Museum 3330 East Tropicana at Pecos website