Friday, July 29, 2011

A Night at the Races

We had a nice quiet day at home Friday. But when the rain promised to hold off for the evening, we decided to go to Rideau Carleton Raceway for dinner and the races.  We called a lot of different people but nobody was available to join us on such short notice, so we went alone. 

We did find friends there, sitting just a couple of tables away. They didn't seem interested in the races though, so they might have been better off to have come on a different night, when the buffet is only half the cost.  They wandered off to the casino while we stayed and played the ponies.  We figure the races are a lot easier on the wallet as we just bet two dollars "to show" just so we will have a horse to cheer for.  The worst we can do is lose a twoonie every 15 minutes or so.  LOL   Most of the time we come home within a dollar or two, one way or the other, of what we went with. Tonight we didn't do as well, but even so, we got 3 1/2 hours of entertainment. We also got to eat the whole time and while we managed to lose ten dollars on the horses, others lost a lot more in the slot machines, I'm sure.

Actually I'm sure we lost more tonight than we ever have before.  We generally like to brag that we have been playing with the same little purse of coins for three or four years now.  And I guess we still can as I topped up tonight's losses with winnings I keep in another change purse.  We're all set to go again sometime soon, and I'm sure we'll do better next time.

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