tunica hotels and biloxi hotels

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  1. Liman

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    I don't recall the exact place, might have been holiday park in ft Lauderdale florida, I think I played on artificial grass courts down there, just cant recall if that was the park. (that's where chrissy everets dad handed out the courts for a bit)
    somewhere in florida...

    tell ya what though, I did play at 4 seasons resort in west palm beach one summer, I was there for 2 weeks next door at the Hilton, and the pro got me a game with someone staying at 4 seasons, some foreign diplomat, he had 2 body guards, one left, one stayed near the court....90 something degrees, heavy humidity, the tennis pro brings out ice water on silver trays with iced towels while we were playing....pretty funny....Im used to public water fountains in the parks...or honor systems where you leave a buck for a bottled water. Pretty damn fancy.

    I was happy I had just purchased a box of Wilson tennis shorts along with 3 collared shirts.....I don't think they would have let me on the court in gym shorts and tee shirt
     
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    I remember seeing artificial grass courts....can’t remember where, though.

    I’ve also played on a surface that was 2 foot square mats made out of hard plastic with interlocking grids....about 1 inch thick mats. Goofiest surface.

    Every time I played in Florida....seemed to be har tru clay.
     
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    youre still in good shape Im sure you could still serve up a good game. Id be done in 20 seconds, maybe die on the court...besides, my eyes don't work anymore.
     
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    strange surface.....a buddy of mine was an athletic director at a local city college, the gym floor had a connecting mechanism to put posts in to hold a tennis net....strange bounces and strange sounds playing in a huge gymnasium. but it was free indoor play, so we didn't complain.
     
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    We used to hit tennis balls in the college gym when weather was bad and we could’nt practice outdoors. . It was a wood basketball floor. Hilarious. The ball would slide a couple feet after hitting the floor and bouncing up. Waste of time. You couldn’t time anything. All in good fun. We started playing indoor hockey on rain days instead.
     
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    I was cleaning out the attic recently, pulled out my two sledgehammers I had left...figured might as well give them away at this point, if anyone would ever want one..(doubt it), not sure where the third one went....maybe my daughter gave it to someone.
    I wish I wasnt a cripple, its getting my juices flowing thinking about it(too fat now anyway to run on court)
     

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    I know were way off topic, but I really fucking loved playing tennis everywhere we travelled also. one of the things I miss dearly
    I would always find a park or local school and just take a few cans of balls and practice serving...always hoping someone or some people would come along and Id get a hitting partner, or in a park, a pick up game. (a reason I loved holiday park in ft Lauderdale, always got a game)
    I really miss it.
     
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  8. The Midnight Skulker, Jun 27, 2019

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    For what its worth in the way of encouragement, I was up and about, though not very spryly and with a walker, three days after my hip replacement. Leg looked like it was about to fall off, but I was technically ambulatory. On the flip side it was four months IIRC before I was cleared to drive taxi, but I had switched to a cane and was driving my personal car long before that.
     
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    doc told me I will be driving in 10 weeks tops. not that it matters to me since my wife will be retired, she can chauffeur me around.
    as soon as I get back from tunica/Biloxi Im signing up for a date.
     
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    I'm surprised they would let YOU on the court, with any kind of shorts on. I'm sure it's quite a sight. :)
     
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    while examining maps last night, looking for hotels in tunica, I mapped out the route to New Orleans, around 6 hour ride I figure.
    looking closely, I saw a few casinos in Vicksburg Mississippi, never heard of this place, ever, so hopefully its safe for an overnighter.
     
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vicksburg_Campaign
     
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    If you're going to stay in Vicksburg, check the level of the river, same might hold true for tunica. :cool:
    If you stay at any of the mountain casinos, beware of the trees blocking your view, of the forest. :confused:
     
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    thanx for the history grizz, I actually looked up some site yesterday to read about the city.

    not sure if what you say is funny duck.

    we are travelling during hurricane season, and might have to alter our plans at any given time since we will be driving along the gulfs coastline

    Im trying to avoid driving into Houston, some of my wifes relatives will be pretty disappointed since we will be a few hours away in new Orleans, and I really don't want to go into texas.

    my wife said not to forget the bug spray, and I told her don't worry about the bugs, its the snakes and alligators in the swamps you should worry about, I almost had to change the trip to the west.

    my wifes cousin, who she visited recently, hes not in the greatest shape healthwise these days...but during his prime years, he was an avid blackjack card counter, belonged to a group, and they claim they did quite well. Im guessing they did, because he travelled to vegas almost as much as he went to work....vegas and AC.
    he also made a trip years ago across the country to California, and hit as many casinos as they could and it seemed the only thing that bothered them is the same thing that bothers me....not having a room or destination secured. this isn't like me, I always have plans 6 months in advance. winging it might be a bit more expensive, but what the fuck, its an adventure in gaming.
     
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    The part about the river was not meant to be funny. The Mississippi River is very prone to flooding. :cool:
    The part about the trees, WAS meant to be funny, and a reference to a post you made a while back, from some "STICKS-CASINO" you were visiting. :)
     
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    Google maps say Tunica - NOLA is 5:48. Twenty minutes longer if you hug the coast, and visit Vicksburg.
     
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    With Pool Players it's a compounded problem. The eyesight goes first, & " Back" problems are soon to follow. Last, but not least is the " Nerves"!!!
     
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    Speaking of bad knees.....I don't know HOW that Manny Pacquia ( Boxer...don't know if I spelled his last name correctly) does it at age 40.

    He is scheduled to fight Keith " One time" Thurman in July. Manny STILL bounces around like he's 20 Yrs old & has the Stamina of a 20 yr old as well.

    What a talent!!!! Full time Senator in Manila( The Philippines excused Manny from his Senatorial duties to train for the July fight), & has no plans to discontinue his Boxing career.
     
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  19. The Midnight Skulker, Jun 30, 2019

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    For an extended trip with multiple stops I prefer not to be tied to a schedule. About 25 years ago Wife #2 and I took a trip along the Oregon coast and made a whopping 40 miles one day, stopping because we liked where we were. When I had an IT day job I prefered to drive when possible rather than be tied to an airline schedule, though for a different reason. My reason for a site visit could take the three hours the documentation said it should or three days if things went "poof" at the wrong time.
     
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    There is NO hugging the coast in LA. In any case, Vicksburg is not on the coast, it's on the Mississippi River, where I-20 crosses. :confused: The Real DeMango knew these things. :cool:
     
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