The trip went fast.
Once again I tried coffee. Three cups and it wired me for the whole day, but the caffeine leaves me anxious and too wired.
I lost $80 after being ahead for a while. I played just a small amount of no limit while waiting for a 2/4 table. I still am uncomfortable even at a table with no real aggressive players as there is too much to watch and consider. I lost a few dollars when I moved.
The morning is just too tight. The 2/4 table was almost all regulars.
But folks were friendly for the most part.
Ron did not like the 2/4 but did like playing the no limit and found a good table near the end of the afternoon, but he did not win for the day either.
The buffet was just great! I was off my diet a bit, but I had nice scrod, a seafood and tofu medley, utica greens, squash soup, and I tried a small desert of cranberries and corn meal in a sweet mix that was an old Indian recipe. Off the diet but a good small taste of a new food.
On Fridays they have a live band with dancing in the buffet area and a cost of just $10. I had $6 in points so it was a cheap meal and the only one we bought as we left about 6 PM and I was home by 8:30.
No big hands. No Aces, kings, queens. One pair of jacks that won.
In no limit I misplayed a hand.
I had a blind hand of J-6 and it flopped J-6 so I bet $6. That was fine. Two callers. The turn was a 6 and I bet $6 and everyone folded. I forgot how strong the threat of trips was. I should have waited for the river, especially since there were two hearts on the flop and none on the turn. Another heart might have given a flush some spunk and made a decent pot.
I was happy with my play and I was happy with opponents most of the day and especially in the afternoon. I put my name up for a 3-6 but none opened. Later on Friday night there is sometimes a 3-6 game.
I also heard about a Canadian game to try up in Kingston, Ontario. It is a 2-5 limit. Nice way to overcome the rake.
OLG Casino Thousand Islands380 Highway 2
Gananoque, Ontario K7G 2V4
(613) 382-6800 or 1-866-266-8422
This would make a great trip. Just about 5 hours from home with Turning Stone just half way, so a camping overnight there and then some cheap rooms in Kingston would do the trick. And it it turned out to be a bust (it is a small place) I could always come back to Turning Stone.
It might be a nice place to camp up there as well with the Thousand Islands not far.
Off season, the Peachtree Inn looks like a great buy even on weekends.
Lake Ontario is not far. I imagine quite a few good fish in the restaurants. Maybe walleye.
Blues is there
and a writers conference
It looks like a fine area for off season prices. However, in season it gets very pricey.