Made It To Our Destination

@porwest (3927)
United States
May 19, 2018 7:48am CST
So, the wife and I did make it to Memphis yesterday. Along the way we stopped off at the small outlet mall in Sikeston just for kicks and grins. It actually worked out. I had been looking for an adjustable cheese slicer since mine broke a couple of months ago, and was having no luck finding one anywhere. There happened to be one exactly like the one I had at the Kitchen Connections store there. I also bought a new 5 qt deep frying pan for less than $18, so that was a pretty good bargain, and I needed one of those too, and had just been holding off since my other one is still at least working, and I just didn't feel like paying the usual $30. We're actually staying a few minutes from Memphis in Southaven, Mississippi. Incidentally, when I booked the room I did as I always do and just booked a regular room. When we arrived at the hotel the manager noticed I was a diamond member of Wyndham and asked if I wanted an upgrade. I said sure and we got a two room suite. Well, it's basically a living room and a bedroom, but still it was nice that the manager recognized my membership status as I stay probably 70 or so nights a year in Wyndham hotels mostly for business. It is is the first time a manager has recognized that and accomodated me, so kudos to this particular hotel location. We figured that we'll actually hit Graceland and other sites today, so last night we just decided to stop at a few casinos in the area. We headed off to Tunica and hit the Casino center there which has a Gold Strike, Horseshoe, Roadhouse, and 1st Jackpot. It was pretty cool but we wound up dropping $80 there. Oh well. We tried. Incidentally, we decided to have the buffet for dinner at the Horseshoe. That was another $70 for the two of us only because it was seafood night. The buffet was okay. Nothing to write home about. But it filled the tummy nonetheless. By the way, Mississippi does not have lottery. That would suck to live there just for that reason alone. I do think I recall someone here telling me they lived there and they did not have lottery. Not that I have any false hopes of winning, say, the Powerball. But still. As for MyLot, of course as you can tell, this is a bit of a rushed post. Things to do, places to see. I will be here as much as I can over the next few days. But it will likely be limited. If I spent my wedding anniversary on MyLot I can assure you the end result of my anniversary trip might not be as nice. The wife is actually eyeballing me as we speak.
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@Namelesss (1308)
• United States
19 May
Hey Jim, don't think I realized you were on this site. Long time no see. Sounds like your having fun and just got married to boot. Better go be a loving groom. Congratulations!
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@porwest (3927)
• United States
19 May
Has it been that long? Yeah, I definitely remember you. My wife and I are celebrating 11 years of marriage today. Great to see you here.
@Namelesss (1308)
• United States
19 May
@porwest Haha, I know you've been married quite a while. The tone you set above made you sound like a newly wed, haha. Loved that. Glad you remember me and it's good running into you again.
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@porwest (3927)
• United States
21 May
@Namelesss Some days we feel like newlyweds...others...just like an old married couple. lol. The latter is probably more frequent. We hide the knives some days.
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@DianneN (75961)
• United States
19 May
Sounds like a busy anniversary for you both. We usually luck out with upgrades, too, which is always a nice touch. Enjoy the day and again, Happy Anniversary!!!!
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@porwest (3927)
• United States
19 May
Thank you. I was actually quite surprised to get the upgrade. I mean, as diamond members we are entitled to them if we ask for them. I usually don't ask for them. But then again, when I am traveling on business why would I need a bigger room? It worked out well for the anniversary.
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@porwest (3927)
• United States
19 May
@DianneN I tend to only stay at hotels in the Wyndham group. For whatever that's worth those are Days Inn, Super 8, Ramada, Amercinn, and a handful of others. Top of the line for me.
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@DianneN (75961)
• United States
19 May
@porwest . We do whatever is possible.
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@amadeo (63735)
• United States
19 May
Have a good one there.Happy Anniversary there.
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@porwest (3927)
• United States
22 May
11 years married and still together and we haven't killed each other yet. Winning.
@amadeo (63735)
• United States
22 May
@porwest that is wonderful there Jim.No I have a feeling that this is going to last for years.Shucks,I will not be around.
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@porwest (3927)
• United States
25 May
@amadeo You never know. I mean 88 is remarkable for sure. But seems these days centenarians are becoming quite common...so there's hope.
@mlgen1037 (23505)
• Manila, Philippines
19 May
Enjoy, Jim. And again, Happy Anniversary. Take care always.
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@porwest (3927)
• United States
22 May
Onward and upward to year 12 we go.
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@mlgen1037 (23505)
• Manila, Philippines
23 May
@porwest hihi. Wonderful and wishing you more years together, Jim.
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@porwest (3927)
• United States
26 May
@mlgen1037 So long as she lets me stick around I will be here.
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@Jessabuma (19751)
• Baguio, Philippines
19 May
Happy happy anniversary to both of you.. Have a great weekend!
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@porwest (3927)
• United States
22 May
Thanks very much for the well wishes. We had an awesome time.
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@Jessabuma (19751)
• Baguio, Philippines
22 May
@porwest it's good to know that. You're always welcome
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@aureliah (14842)
19 May
Happy anniversary to you and have a blast
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@porwest (3927)
• United States
22 May
We had a wonderful time. Kinda stinks to be back to the grind today, but oh well. If a vacation was forever, it would just be like any other thing. Not special.
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@aureliah (14842)
23 May
@porwest I get that feeling
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@kepweng (13136)
22 May
its nice to Relax Unwind sometimes Right??
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@porwest (3927)
• United States
22 May
Oh. You bet it is.
@epiffanie (10413)
• Australia
20 May
wow! that was nice that you got upgrade .. and the seafood buffet sounds great.. Happy and safe anniversary trip to you both..
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@porwest (3927)
• United States
21 May
I have been a diamond member for a couple of years now, and it is the first time a manager has recognized that and offered it, so it worked out well. As a diamond member I can of course ask for one. But I usually don't.
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@Courage7 (5699)
• United States
19 May
How nice Jim..a very happy anniversary trip to you. Thanks for sharing it with us.
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@porwest (3927)
• United States
19 May
Happy to. So far we are having a splendid time, and that's saying something since I have not used the word splendid in years.
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@just4him (112744)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
19 May
Anniversary first. Then play. Have fun on your trip.
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@porwest (3927)
• United States
19 May
Of course.
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@Kandae11 (35969)
19 May
Enjoy your anniversary trip. We'll be happy to hear more.
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@porwest (3927)
• United States
19 May
Yeah, I hope to expand a bit. While traveling its hard to go into more detail.
@KrauseHome (35026)
• United States
19 May
Enjoy Mississippi. This is a state I have never been to yet, but probably would enjoy. There are parts of Mississippi I have actually always wanted to see.
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@porwest (3927)
• United States
21 May
It seems like an interesting state. I was surprised they have no lottery there. But that's a small thing even if I find it weird.
@maximax8 (27943)
• United Kingdom
19 May
Happy Anniversary. It sounds like you are really enjoying yourself. It is lovely that you got a room upgrade on arrival at the hotel.
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@porwest (3927)
• United States
21 May
It was pretty cool that the upgrade was offered. It's been a couple years since I became a diamond member and have never been asked if I wanted one before. An extra gift since it happened to be while my wife was with me on our anniversary and not just traveling on business as usual. Drawing the trip to and end as I write this, but it was a really good time.
• India
19 May
Wishing you a very happy anniversary and glad you are doing well. How many years?
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@porwest (3927)
• United States
19 May
11 years married and 13 years together.
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@maezee (31945)
• United States
19 May
Happy anniversary! Hope you are enjoying your trip.
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@porwest (3927)
• United States
22 May
It was a great time. Sad to be back to the grind, but gotta make more money for the next one.
@JohnRoberts (54063)
• Los Angeles, California
19 May
I have never been to Memphis and hope to get there someday. Enjoy!
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@porwest (3927)
• United States
22 May
It was a good time. Roads are a bit bad all throughout Memphis and nearby Mississippi. Other than than that, neat town.
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@Icydoll (14354)
• India
19 May
Nice to know you enjoying there.. happy anniversary to both of you...take care
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@porwest (3927)
• United States
22 May
Here's to the next 11. Thanks for the well wishes.