Every year, Matt’s car club takes an annual casino trip up north. We have gone for a few years now, and we absolutely love it. it’s feels great to have a nice little trip in the middle of winter to just relax and have fun with friends.
Everyone meets around 6:30am and we’ll take a bus to Birch Run (tear, no time for the outlet mall) to eat breakfast.
After that, we’ll drive for a while and stop at a rest stop further up north to “rest” and then our lunches will be passed out. I can’t wait to have famous Spilson’s Rice Pudding… it’s soooo good. After we drive a little further north, we finally will go over the Mackinac Bridge and reach our first Casino in St. Ignace.
We stay there for a few hours to get warmed up for our next stop, you can usually find us at the blackjack table, or the slot machines.
On the St. Ignace casino’s deck, looking out towards the lake. It’s there somewhere!
After hopping on the bus and driving just a little more, we are at the tippy-top of the Upper Peninsula, Sault St. Marie. This is where we will be staying for the weekend, so we’ll check into our hotel room and hit the bigger casino. There, we will either do blackjack, slots, or just hang out at the bar. Don’t forget about the buffet! Casino buffets are always the best, so many options!
Saturday we’ll wake up, hit the breakfast buffet, and then start our day. With the price of the trip, we get some cash to spend, and honestly I really don’t spend much more than that. Last year I played some, but I sat with a group of people at the bar/lounge area, and we took turns buying. It was fun, just to relax and catch up with people we only see during this trip.
Some of the group that hung out together on Saturday
Sunday, we turn the bus around and do it all over again! We hit up the St. Ignace casino again, and then stop a few times on the way home.
I can’t wait for this workday to be over so my weekend can start! I’m going to shop for a bit because I want to find something new to wear, and then go home, do laundry, pack, and wait for our guests to arrive! We have 4 friends coming on the trip with us, and I think they’re all staying over because we have to meet the bus early. If you ever get the chance to go on a trip like this… do it! Even if you’re not much of a gambler (like me) it’s still a really fun time. And you never know… you might just win big!!
Lauren : )