Map of the Isle Road Trip

Map of the Isle Road Trip

My wife, daughter and I hit four Isle hotels and casinos as well as some of the most interesting places in Mississippi and Louisiana.  At the end of the trip, we had totaled 1200 miles and several new friends.

To wrap things up, I thought I’d list out the posts so you can find them in a single location.  Wineries, maps, interesting museums, winning casino stories… they are all here. (more…)

Old South Winery
I’m a wine snob. I don’t mean I go around looking down on others who can’t tell a Chardonnay from a Pinot Noir saying “How Gouche!”  I just mean I generally won’t drink wines from inferior grapes like Muscadine. Unlike European grapes than have been cultivated and refined for centuries, the Muscadine is an American grape that has only had a few centuries of use. (more…)


#IsleRoadTrip Series

My youngest son has me playing with Google Maps.  I took our #IsleRoadTrip and entered into the dynamic and interactive map below.  The push pins take you to the blog posts I did at each of the Isle of Capri locations we visited.  Give it a try. If the map here is too small, click on the “View Larger Map” at the bottom.


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Isle of Capri Lake CharlesWe ended the “Isle” part of our Isle Road Trip that the beautiful “Isle of Capri Lake Charles”.  This is one of the nicer Isle hotels and casinos and reminded me a lot of the former Isle Casino in Biloxi.

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IMG_4302Gambling and steamboats have been a part of American culture since before the times of Mark Twain. So, we were pretty happy driving up to the Isle of Capri in Natchez. The riverboat, essentially permanently  docked to the shore, is three levels with slot machines on all of them.  The top level also has a nice buffet. (more…)


#IsleRoadTrip Series

Remember the days when you signed up for your first player’s card?  If you don’t, it is probably because you don’t have one!

I took my daughter over to the FanClub booth and she got a free T-shirt. I have an “Isle Casino Hotel” hat from years ago so we’ll be stylin’ on this trip.

follow this link for all the posts on this #IsleRoadTrip


#IsleRoadTrip Series

Isle CheapGambler #IsleRoadTripA woman, disguised at the wife of a blogger currently doing some stories on Isle casinos, made off with hundreds of dollars from the Isle of Capri Lula casino on Friday night.

“She seemed like just your regular person”, said one bystander. So good was here disguise that some people actually congratulated her. (more…)