Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Casi-NO, more like Casi-YES!

Gambling: The sure way of getting nothing from something.
 – Wilson Mizner 


So this weekend was there was an impromtu ski weekend in Ellicottville, NY. it came about with me inviting AJP and myself to Jesse's condo for the weekend.

we arrived shortly after 11pm on frida and had a few drinks. with Jesse telling us that we'd be up at 7:30 to hit the slopes at 8:30 for the first run...a little slacking took place but we made it on the lift by 9am. morning skiing is so awesome. it was perfect conditions and then around noon the sun came out and the clouds disappeared!

here is a picture from last year at Holiday Valley

Not to be confused with this picture from this year at Holiday Valley

The skiing was awesome. but most importantly was the company. 

Me, Kramer, Hatchel, AJP, Jesse and Bryan

after a full day of skiing and some drinking a nap was in order. it was awesome. i woke up to all the guys yelling at the tv cause of some stupid call during an NFL playoff game. plans were being finalized and jen and i got ready to hit up Kramers outdoor hot tub.

i've only been in an outdoor hot tub once...back in highschool...for new years eve...don't look into it. but this time it was fabulous. we had some Yeungling and Coors, Fitchko and Kramer had their cigars and we all had the clear night ski above us.

after all that awesomeness we still needed to get ready, eat and hit up some local bars. We started at Cadillac Jacks...i was so dehydrated i almost went home and back to bed. but after a few tall glasses of water and everyone making fun of my ID picture i was quickly put in a better mood. Oh, and lets not forget about the Crown Royal bag the bartender gave me. SCORE!

After CJ's we headed over to Mulligans where we dance, requested songs, did shots, played pool and judged people and their outfits. its now 2am and the bars are closing. we need a cab. but not to just drive back to Jesse's, oh no. its now officially time to go to the Casinos. Seneca Casino, on an indian reservation.

Casino? CasiYES! we got a cab to take us there and he promised to pick us up at 5am. 5am! so we get there and AJP and i kinda learn to play craps. we get to throw the dice and lose Kramers money. all the while drinking for free.

that is until 4am comes around. they stop serving at 4 on saturday nights/sunday mornings, and don't start again till noon. So, having drank and slept most of the day, what does one do when there is no more booze? sleep some more. yep.

that's right, i plopped my but right on the ground next to the craps table and closed my eyes. funny how you get yelled at for eating in the casino, but not sleeping...at least not until i woke up and they made me move. so me, jen and captain walked around the casino waiting for 5am to come around and for our cab to show up...well lucky for us he did show up...at 5:30ish. i slept the whole ride back and then went straight to bed thinking how i had a 3 hour drive ahead of me in a few hours.

i woke up surprisingly not hungover and jen and i were on the road by 1pm.

it was an awesome trip and we had a ton of fun. it made us that much more excited for Colorado, which is 6 weeks away!!!!

Jesse, please invite us back.
CLE, i'm really worried about having casino's here, mainly because i'll want to spend all my friends money.

Do you ski? board? how far have you gone east/west?

PS. i didn't not come up with Casi-NO, Casi-YES. so i must not take credit.

1 comment:

  1. Yes, and Yes. East: Bristol Mtn, West: Big Sky / Jackson Hole, Remote: Middle of the Baniff Natnl Forest via helicopter.