Monday, April 19, 2004

Picnic, Outlets, and One-arm bandits

UC Davis had their annual Picnic Day on Saturday. "Picnic Day is the largest student-run event in the United States and is the annual Open House for the University of California, Davis." It's kind of a like one big carnival where all of the students, alumni, potential students, and the Davis community come out to play. My favorite events are the Wiener Dog races, dog shows, and MicroMouse competitions. When I was in Davis, I only went to Picnic Day two out of the four years I was there, but coming back as an Alumni was a little different. It hasn't even been a year yet, but I felt a little lost when someone stopped me to ask for directions to a specific building. I almost had to look at the map in order to tell them where to go. It was a pretty icky day but was still fun nonetheless.

After going to Picnic Day, we went to the Vacaville outlets for some SHOPPING. As the only girl going with a couple of guys, I felt a little 'pressured' to shop fast. But, I handled the pressure well and still came home with a couple more nicely discounted items.

Once I was all 'shopped' out and the rain started coming down really hard, we hopped back in the car and headed for Cache Creek Indian Casino Resort. They recently remodeled the entire casino and the new change was beautiful. The old casino was a bit ghetto, but the new one looked like a hotel in Vegas. Apparently, a lot of people came to see the grand opening of the casino too, and every single table was filled along with every slot machine. While I waited for my friend who was playing at one of the tables, I wandered around looking for a slot machine to put some of my loose change in. I didn't win anything, but I did make a small "donation" to the nice American Indians.

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