My mother is a gambler.
I mean, she loves to go to casinos and even if she has a quarter left in her pocket; she needs to spend it before going home. We had a hot week last week, and it was raining or humid nearly every day. It was April, but our weather report wasn’t making it look that way. My mother was tired of being in the house, and so was I. She talked me into taking her to Elgin, IL, and spending the day at Grand Victoria Casino. It was pouring rain when we left. Thunder and lightning had me turning on my headlights in the middle of the day. There are nine riverboat casinos in Illinois. And it permanently docked the Grand Victoria Casino on the south side of Festival Park. I thought I would be bored when we got into the casino, but I was wrong. We started out our afternoon by going into the steakhouse/bistro and having a pleasant lunch and then headed over to play some games of chance. Mom was winning, and getting her back home was not an option. When I realized it was almost dinnertime, mom told me not to worry. We stopped by the deli that was in the grand Victoria Casino and picked up some sandwiches to take home for my husband and dad. S[ending a hot, rainy day in the Grand Victoria Casino with my mom was better than I thought it would be. I was happy that it was cooling down to a normal temperature of forty by the time we got home, but it was still raining, and we were ready for some heat.