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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Casino’s, BBQ, and more Casino’s

We left our Gate on Saturday, September 20th and moved to the Carthage RV Park for a few days to get some rest and cleaning on the RV done….

Sunday we decided to head over to Shreveport/Bossier City, LA

Shreveport Welcome Sign

Our next to the youngest daughter, Christie, was born in Bossier City 39 years ago, and we thought we would check out the hospital where she was born while we were there, but it is no longer there….

Bossier City Welcome Sign

then we were on to The Margaritaville Hotel & Casino to check out the area. Margaritaville hasn’t been open very long.

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It is nice. The Casino area looked pretty small to us for as large as the building is.



It was getting kind of late so decided to have Dinner at the Casino Buffet…boy were we surprised when they rang up our dinner and it was $49.00…that was with a Senior Discount.  I never get full benefit of a buffet because I just don’t eat enough for the price. They had lots of Seafood on the Buffet, but since Mac & I are not big seafood eaters, the other selections were limited.

We didn’t do very well in the Casino either…LOL

It was still pretty early so we decided to head over to the Sam’s Town Casino to see if our luck would change….

It did change for me as I left with more than I went in with…I think Mac broke even.

On Monday, we decided to go back to Shreveport to do a little shopping at Academy Sports and Sam’s Club. It was still early when we finished, so we decided to head back over to the Sam's Town Casino.

We ate dinner there and was not impressed at all with the food there…Most of it looked like it had been sitting for quite some time, and it should have been fresh for the dinner crowd as it was only 6pm. I understand that being a Monday, they probably weren’t real busy, but they should have kept the trays full & warm.

I guess we struck out on food while we were in Shreveport, but I came away a little heavier in the wallet from the Casino’s

On Tuesday, we just stayed around the RV getting things done so that we could head up to Lake Texoma Thousand Trails on Wednesday.

I suggested we drive over to Marshall, TX to Bar B Q Express for dinner. The reviews were really good and it had been a while since we have had good BBQ. Man are we glad we did!

This restaurant is pretty small, kind of off the beaten path, but WOW…it was awesome!



Herbert White is the Owner & Pitmaster.

Gregg and Herbert White


He was very helpful while we were deciding what we wanted…and told us what his specialties were…

His granddaughter was also working…


We decided on the 2 Meat Plate with Ribs & Brisket. I had homemade Potato Salad & Beans…yummy. Mac had the Baked Beans & some other Beans..not sure what they were.

Probably the best BBQ we’ve had in a long time. We were so hungry that we forgot to take any photos of the food…

So if you are ever in the Marshall, TX area make sure you stop by and have lunch or dinner at Bar B Q Express, and tell Herbert that you read about it in our blog!!

Wednesday morning we were up and on the road heading for Lake Texoma Thousand Trails for a few days. It was a very normal travel day and we were all checked in and set up by mid afternoon.

While here at Lake Texoma, we have been over to Sherman, TX  for some shopping, and yesterday, Tuesday, the 30th we went over to Gainesville to the Kitchen Outlet, and then to the Winstar for dinner at NYC Burgers & Dogs.

We decided while we were there to make a small donation in the Casino. The Winstar is listed as the Biggest Casino in the world. I can understand this because you can walk, and walk forever.

We played a few slot machines and I came away with more than I went in with…I call that a good day.   Winking smile

We have plans on Friday to meet our Son-in-Law, Dusty, his parents, Terry & Carol, and his aunt & uncle for dinner at the Choctaw Casino in Durant, OK. We haven’t seen any of them in a few months and it will be nice to catch up. Our daughter could not make the trip, so we will really miss getting to see her.

On Sunday, we will start our trip north to Enid, OK for an overnight stay. My sister Lyvonne and hopefully her husband, Carlson, are going to meet us for dinner in Enid.

Monday, we will hook up and head on up to Kingman, KS to take care of some doctor appointments, see Teri & family, and put some things in storage.

Thanks for stopping by….




Janice Williford Evans said...

busy, busy, busy. . .but enjoying it all. ..that's great!

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