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

IMG_4361As I mentioned in my last post, I went outside from the Isle of Capri in Natchez to take some pictures. If you are ever there in the evening, take a break and go outside. It is beautiful.  click “more” to see some more pictures. (more…)


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IMG_4384For us gaming folks, it is sometimes nice to get out of the casino for a short break.  After we checked out of the Isle of Capri hotel, we headed over to the Stanton home for a tour (they open at 10am).  If you can get there at the end of March, the flowers are just starting to bloom. (more…)


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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

IMG_1437If you caught my last post on our upcoming #IsleRoadTrip, you may be wondering who Isle of Capri is. They are not as big as MGM Resorts, Penn National Gaming, Caesars Entertainment, or Boyd Gaming.  You don’t find them in Vegas, Atlantic City, or Monty Carlo.

The Isle is really more of a mid-west and southern casino company.  And they are not small.  They have 15 gaming and entertainment facilities in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Missouri, Louisiana, and Mississippi.  Did I mention Mississippi?  They have three casinos there and we’ll be hitting all of them.

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