We decided that since we were in a part of the country neither of us had been before (and probably never will again) we'd take a little trip down to Shreveport, Louisiana.
If you've never been, well, I can't say you're missing a ton. Not that it's not a nice little city, there just weren't a whole heap of sights to see.
BUT!! There was a casino. El Dorado, they call it. Home of penny slot machines and a surprising amount of people over the age 65 winning, or losing, large amounts of moolah. A place in the world that still had cigarette machines and where, on a Wednesday evening, the majority of the cities population was residing.
We figured we should challenge lady luck and try to beat her. Eighteen dollars between the two of us later we decided maybe gambling wasn't for us. Katie had to drag me out of there kicking and screaming though. Plus, we chose what slots to play based on the cartoon characters on the outside of the machine. Needless to say, we didn't know what we were doing and El Dorado didn't exactly give an intructional seminar on how to get serious about slot machines. I'd rather just find out where you're supposed to bump the machine to make the wheels stop so you win.
In other news, we were in a part of the country that sells BBQ sauce by the jug!!
The pic doesn't look that big but that thing is bigger than my head.