Decided to take my mother on a trip today to the Victory Casino Cruise Ship in Cape Canaveral. I wanted to have a fun day with her and also to disprove an old saying that my mother has often said in the past that she was an “unlucky 13” being the she was born on March 13th. My thought was that if she brought me luck by winning on the slots, then I would become rich and she could no longer could say that she was an unlucky 13. I thought that this would be a “win-win” situation, especially given that in past trips to the casino with Terry we usually had fun, but almost always came back as “losers”!
Well my hopes were far from becoming a reality. After “wining and dining” my Mom with a nice buffet meal and then having her sit on a chair to warm up my most favorite slot machine on the ship until it was legal to start playing the slots after the ship was at least 3 mile from shore…. I thought things would be a shoe in for a very successful day. Well, once the slot machines were in operation, my Mom started off having a streak of luck and was quickly up about $ 75 dollars! Then we tried another slot machine and since we weren’t getting any real luck on that one, we decided to move on to try something different. Wouldn’t you know it…. just after we got off that second machine, a lady began to play on that machine and in just one try she ended up hitting the jackpot which was about $ 3,000 !! My heart sank just knowing what could have been, had we just played on that one slot machine just a little bit longer. As the day progressed, I continued to donate reluctantly to the Casino Cruise ship and although we had a fun time nothing else really went in our favor for the rest of the day. All and in we had a fun day, but ended up coming back home this evening with a much lighter wallet! Oh well…such is life ! Luv Gary