Sunday, October 06, 2002

RENO: The Biggest Little City In the World

Fall Quarter is in full swing...assignments have been handed out, projects assigned, midterms are quickly approaching. Campus is as full as ever and everyone is hustling and bustling around to their classes. Every quarter around finals time, I beat myself up and wonder why I hadn't studied harder throughout the quarter so that finals time would only be a "review" and not a 24 hours cramfest. This quarter, like every quarter, I told myself that I will stay on top of my classes from day one. I will stay on top of reading. I will study every chance that I get. So after the first full week of school, what did I do? heehee. I went to Reno! :)

Well...6 girls + 2 cars = DRAMA! Ah! We weren't even out of Davis yet and yes...drama occurred. Luckily everyone sucked it up and we continued on our weekend long journey to the little city of fun. The drive to Reno was pretty entertaining. I've always enjoyed road trips especially with people you can talk to because it give you a chance to "bond."

We had made reservations at the Atlantis casino resort online about a month before. Arriving at the Atlantis was so exciting. It was a tall building lit with flourescent lights and we were so excited that we got to stay there. While we were checking in the hotel, the concierge politely informs us with a smile that we would be staying in the "Motor Lodge." Ahem....the motor lodge is a two story motel in the parking lot of the Atlantis Casino Resort. So rather than staying in the nice hotel, we got to stay in the motel that shared a parking lot with it. :)

After dumping all of our stuff in the room we headed out to begin our weekend-long gambling/eating/people watching spree. We all agreed that Circus Circus loves us. Circus Circus casino 'gave' us a lot of money, but we were not loyal to Circus Circus and instead 'shared' the money with the rest of the casinos in Reno. Realizing this on our last day there, we headed back to our faithful Circus Circus and all went home happy.

Being all 'new' to the whole gambling/casino concept, we all got yelled at by various dealers for not knowing the gambling ettiquette. I never realized that there WAS a gambling ettiquette, but trust me....the dealers made us realize that there was. :)

In the end we had a great time bonding with each other and spending time together before school hit us too hard. I guess it must have been beginners luck or just plain dumb luck but we all went away winners.

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