Pickin' & grinnin' at the Junction Store & Cafe, south on 95 Hwy. Friday night catfish buffet... yum And look who showed up! Arnie and Erica, passing through on a vacation, to California and back, then back to Ill. They are members of our EAA Chapter. Arnie gives lots of Young Eagle rides at Oshkosh every year in his Breezy, over 1,100 of them in 19 years.
Leaving Las Vegas, waiting at the gate, nothing to do, still have an hour, still have a dollar... Played on a dollar for half an hour... Won my dollar back. Woo-hoo big winner... Time to quit! Big gambler, huh?
Dinner at the Golden Nugget downtown. Big ole crawdads, huh? $80 apiece. Nah, I don't think so. Cousins Billie Lee and Jody. Lived here all their lives, know all the best eating places! Sis Carolyn played $6 of her $20 in a slot machine, and won $75. I put 20 of my $20 in a slot, won zip. That's it for the gambling. Glitz and glitter, and two blocks of an overhead light show. This is the downtown, old part of Vegas. The cowboy's arm at the Pioneer Club used to wave, and the cowgirl wasn't even there when we were kids. The annual Heldorado Parade would move down this street in the afternoon before the rodeo. I have a photo of Roy Rogers on Trigger from way back then!