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…)

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Did you know Coke was first bottled in Vicksburg Mississippi?  If you make it to Vicksburg (see my last post) take a tour of downtown and visit the Biedenharn Coca-Cola Museum.
Here are some photos from when we were there: (more…)


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Vicksburg
We are on day 2 our our tour of Mississippi and Louisiana.  Vicksburg has been a big positive surprise.   My dad is a big civil war buff as is my oldest son. It skipped a generation with me but you can’t live with either of them without hearing about the battle of Vicksburg.

The big thing here, of course, is the historical battle field which I’m TOTALLY unqualified to talk about (here is another good link from the Civil War trust). So, I’ll point out the nice city, pretty views of the river, shopping and several fun casinos(more…)


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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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