Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Same day another story

OK, I’m back from my gambling adventure. The $20 is now $10 but look how long I was gone. I played a few quarter machines and lost, played a few nickel machines and lost too. Seems I can only win on the penny machines, but never big. Oh well it was fun while it lasted.

My tummy finally settled down and soon was growling for something to eat. I spotted a deli and got in line… there were only three people in front of me. I couldn’t see the sandwiches they were making, and they were wrapped up when handed over the counter to the customers, so I had no idea how big they would be. I ordered and paid, and came back to the room. My bill was $18.32 for a roast beef on rye with Swiss cheese, lettuce and mayo. I also ordered a piece of carrot cake, which looked good on the sample plate they had….

When I walked out of the deli, there must have been 30 people in line…lunch hour rush I guess.

This sandwich is big enough to feed four people. It’s about 5 inches tall, and almost as round as a dinner plate. The roast beef is ok, I’ve had better, but it is tasty and not dry or tough. The rye bread is delightful and I wish I could order a whole loaf of it. It’s a good old fashioned rye bread like all ryes should be. Chewy crust and lots of seeds, just perfect. The slice of Swiss is about a quarter inch thick. Yummy sandwich, and I enjoyed about half. The other half will sadly go in the trash, no frig in the room.

The carrot cake will sit until I have room for it, probably later tonight… and tomorrow for breakfast, and then for lunch too… did I tell you it was a huge piece of cake? (Denny, remember the piece of cake I got with you that time, this is bigger, honest!) The piece on the sample plate must have been left over from cutting or something, it was about a quarter of the size of the piece I got.

About my decision not to go out today, I think it was a smart one. The TV just said it was 110 out and there is an air quality warning. Do you think that’s why I can hardly see the mountains today? I’m going to turn off the TV before it tells me anymore bad news… I’m on vacation.

1 comment:

  1. Gambling?! With bills???
    I don't know who the heck you are but John better bring my friend back!


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