Saturday, May 12, 2007

We made it!

We made it! We arrived at the hotel at Shooting Star Casino in Mahnomen, MN at about 9:30 PM. I thought we made pretty good time and only ran into a real stop and go traffic jam for about 10 miles leading into Rogers.

We ran into Ed Fink soon after we got settled into our hotel room. He's here with his wife. We traveled around the casino together trying to get a feel for where we were. This casino is much bigger than I thought it would be. I know how big Mystic Lake and Treasure Island are, but they are metro casinos and draw from a much bigger population. Turtle Lake Casino draws from a pretty populated area compared to this...but this place is closer in size to Treasure Island than it is to Turle Lake.

We register tomorrow at 10 AM and the tournament starts at 11 AM. A good night sleep should help me get off to a good start. I saw walking around, one guy from the Albert Lea regional...but outside of Ed, we know no one so far.

I dropped a line to show I HAVE INTERNET! Not all the rooms do, and this isn't wi-fi (although, someone seems to have a wide open access point nearby). I'll try posting tomorrow and we are going to try and take pictures in the hall where the tourney is being held. Most casinos don't allow cameras, but the tournament is in an event room. So hopefully we get some shots.

On the way up, I did see a few places we might try and stop at for my other

Get some sleep! Drop me a note if you want...the Internet is always open!