Sunday, March 13, 2011

Date Night at the Greektown Casino Hotel

Like I mentioned we were going to in my last post, Chris and I went out last night, just the two of us. His mom had a voucher for a free night at the Greektown Casino hotel and $50 in bonus play for the casino, and since her husband is out of town and the voucher was about to expire, she generously gave it to us (with the bonus play too!). Aren't we spoiled? Being spoiled is fun! Did I mention she also came over and spent the night at our house to babysit our kids? 

We're not exactly gamblers, but still we were excited to get out for an evening. Our first pleasant surprise was the free (!) valet at the hotel. Our next pleasant surprise was that the hotel is really nice. We loved our room. We would decorate our whole house exactly like our room was decorated. Because I'm a dork and totally and completely uncool, I took some pictures. Of our hotel room 13 miles from our home.

Since we were in Greektown and all, for dinner we had...Mexican. It was our first time eating at Loco's, and we both enjoyed our extraordinarily cheese-filled dinners. I ate so much I felt like a stuffed cow, but it was just so good I didn't want to waste any of it. And then I had dessert. Because that's just what I do.

After dinner we headed over to the casino where we were faced head-on with more of our uncoolness. It took us an embarrassingly long time to figure out the slot machines. We stuck with the penny slots and cashed out every time we won anything over $1. Yes, that's right, one dollar. We made that $50 bonus play last us a few hours, and ended our casino foray with enough money to pay for our breakfast this morning, with a few bucks left over. Yay for free money.

Back at the room I got to enjoy one of the most wonderful showers I've ever had the pleasure of partaking in and the super comfy bed, which I called home until 11:00 this morning. The night we spring forward an hour for daylight savings time turned out to be perfect timing for us to be gone overnight, especially because I've been particularly sleep deprived lately. So Friday night I shared the couch with a fussy space hogging toddler, and Saturday night I got endless slumber on a king size bed of clouds. Fair trade I suppose. 

Also, my book review for The Atlas of Love has been published here. You should head over there and check it out. Luxury Reading is a really great website if you're into books, as I am.

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