Monday, February 27, 2012

Sunday February 26, 2012-Caddo Lakes NWR

It was cold again this morning. My thermometer read 37 degrees but the online weather source (Weather I use said it was 27 in Karnack. At any rate, it was cold! I didn't want to come out from under the blankets to go open the gates, but I finally did it. It really wasn't that bad once I got up and began moving, but I was soon back under cover in my chair.

We had decided to go over to Shreveport La. today to visit the boardwalk there and to eat the buffet at one of the casinos to celebrate Stella's birthday which is actually on Monday. Todd and Sue went with us to guide us over there and it turned out to be a perfect day. Brilliant blue skies and temps in the upper 60's made it a great day to be outdoors. We walked around the boardwalk for awhile and did a little shopping at the mall before going to the Sam's Town Casino and Hotel for the buffet. We ate before doing any gambling but soon learned that most of the food was overcooked by now. We thought we were doing a good thing by making it in before the price change for the supper crowd, but we got the leftovers from lunch. The food was just okay, not great like we expected. Oh well, we did save a couple of bucks. Speaking of saving, when we signed up for the club cards, we all got a 50% discount on the buffet, so another savings...
Then on top of that, Todd insisted on buying our meal. He bought Stella's because it was her birthday and mine because I drove. What a nice guy!

The three others decided to go try their luck on the gambling machines, but I saved up even more by opting out. I sat in the lounge and played on my I-Phone and called Phil, none of which cost anything. When they got done, Stella came out a dime ahead, Todd came out a penny ahead and Sue didn't say how much she lost. All in all it was a very good day.

We came on back to the refuge and I soon locked the gates and made the nightly drive through and we were done for the day.

If you think about it and have time, please call or email Stella ( on her birthday. Or even if you're late reading this. Get me some brownie points and tell her I asked you to call her. Thanks...

So long.

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