Cherokee, SC * Casino Play* The Best Donuts!

As we left Tybee Island…(wishing for more days)… and the thoughts of moving there in my mind… it was a beautiful day!

We had bought a Garmin GPS to use in the unknown areas…

and it was a good purchase!… k2-_9458c92d-b5da-4c3f-900d-48bb59b37bf5_v1_jpg-6be3de40705a89955cf956e7bbdd9ef4e219df9e-optim-450x450

Put in our address in South Carolina… and it directed us straight there…

Well… maybe not straight…

We were heading away from the Ocean and flat lands to the Mountains… k8635553

The change was gradual… but, when you finally are immersed into a different area…

How beautiful it is!…

I love the trees, mountains, valleys and the coziness you seem to feel…

A different atmosphere from the beach life…

Both are wonderful!

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This creek runs right through Cherokee… kids and adults always playing in it’s waters… and picnic-ing!

and the Mill is among the many shops scattered throughout the town!

 

We were fortunate to have a free room at the Cherokee Casino in Cherokee, SC…

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and our buffet meals were paid for also… 1432663464384

thanks to my sister and her comps…

Arrived in a light showerOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA …

I really liked this photo I captured … Depicts the Smoky Mountains perfectly I think!

 

so swimming in their pool was not an option (I had that on my mind )

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and the hotel setting was just gorgeous with a stream running right through it!… oCAT32MWU

but, you have to remember… Showers seem inevitable in the mountains…

making camping a damp experience with wood smoke surrounding the area… k28983741

We were guided to our room on the 15th floor… and the room seemed to have never been used!…

so spacious and clean!

We changed… and went to explore the casino floor…

A huge floor with so many options…

As you might guess… we budget $$$ so much for our excursions… and try to hold to it…

Carolyn was already lost from us We never seem to keep up with her!…lol!

Bobby and I wandered around playing penny slots… sometimes quarters…

I finally opted for a machine that was in the middle of three…

A Mermaid Machine… unnamed

Fun and the little girl on my right was so cute with a chatty conversation and Tennessee drawl…

She won about $60.00 and said it was because I brought her luck…”I doubt that”!

Bobby showed up and sat on my left… Every now and then he would hit the higher amount for betting…

I’m pretty conservative!…

All of a sudden… the machine was swirling and beeping… and I had won $600.00 …

but, then it repeated again!… $1200.00 …

Oh my!… I was elated!…

but, then it did it again… repeating the play… $1800.00

I was beyond happy!…

but, can you believe… it went around one more time!… $2400.00 all together…

I was speechless!…

The little girl next to me was genuinely happy for me… and asked Bobby to just touch her machine for luck!…

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Now… to find my sister!…

Finally located her… and after playing awhile longer… it was around 1:00am… Bobby and I left for our room…

Carolyn promises to follow in a few hours…

well, we woke up at 3:30 and at 4:00am… Bobby convinces me to go look for her to make sure she was OK…

Phones are pretty much useless in a noisy… big… place like that!… k7489916

I get dressed and we walk the blocks… because that is how it is in this huge place from the hotel to the casino…

and around the whole two huge rooms… of the casino…

Finally decide to page her…

and when she arrived… laughing!… she was so embarrassed I guess… that we would come check on her… k16117507

“She was fine”… I was told… and I imagine she was… time flies by k20805554 …and she can always chat to someone!… k8266615

and that is MY WORRY… that “someone” might not be as nice as others!…

“She was able to take care of herself”, we were told…

and I understood that… but, when someone is with you in a strange place???… I can’t help but, be cautious…

We left her to “care for herself”… and went back to sleep… knowing I would never live this down!…

I, being the younger sister was way too overprotective!.. k6131494 …of my big sister!…

A lesson learned!…

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We left the next day… driving over the Mountain through Gatlinburg, TN…

Oh, how I hated not to stay a few days there also!… but, will return…

We did stop long enough for me to run in for my favorite donuts from The Donut Friar along with milk/coffee…

With breakfast in hand… we headed back to Louisville!

 

 

 

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