This past weekend, my husband Pat and I had our first overnight getaway in years.  We didn't want to go too far from home.  We knew we wanted a relaxing, fun night out including great food, entertainment and overnight accommodations.   We chose Vernon Downs.

It was a simple choice really.  Just over an hour away.  We started out at the track hanging out on the front stretch.  The weather was perfect and atmosphere was  real easy going.  We enjoyed some spirits and some tasty sausage and peppers and placed a couple of bets.  Winning feels so good!

As the evening moved on we made our way to the casino floor.  There was live music and plenty of winning going on.  Oh, the people watching you can do!  We wound up at the hotel restaurant, Mr. G's, for our second meal.  Totally renovated with an awesome patio.  The food...well as you can tell from the picture, it was incredible!  I could have eaten a whole bucket of those chips!  The burger rocked.

At the hotel, a huge wedding reception was going on.  You could not help but get caught up in their excitement as they passed through the lobby.  Man, everyone was having such a great time.

Can't wait to go back!

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