Foggy Mornings, Cherokee Casino, and Downtown Asheville

We left on a cloudy foggy Saturday morning. The weather was perfect for a day at the casino. 

 

We visited the Harrahs Cherokee Casino, and it was my fourth time there. I really enjoy the whole resort experience that you get in a casino. From the restaurant to the shops, to walking along the river that runs through the resort. 

I go with a budget or $20-40, and just play the 1 cent or 2 cent slots. I view it as an activity I’m paying money for, because the odds of making a profit on a slot machine is highly unlikely. 

You may see some people who look really desperate and possibly addicted. I had someone watch my slot machine like a hawk while I was winning. As soon as I got up he started playing the machines. Those machines are definitely not miracle workers. I can’t stress enough how important it is to play for fun and not expect to win. 

After gambling for a few hours, we walked around the casino. I had forgotten about the beautiful waterfall falling from the sky. It’s fitting because there are many mountains with beautiful waterfalls in Cherokee,NC and nearby cities. Cherokee is located in between two of my favorite cities Asheville,NC and Gatlinburg, TN.

At the end of the day I was so proud to get out while it was still light outside, and to have only spent $20. It was also nice to get away from the smell of smoke, which is apparently a thing in most casinos. We came at 1pm and left at 5:30pm. We made the hour drive back to Asheville and checked into our hotel. We quickly got dressed up for dinner and headed to downtown Asheville. 

Downtown Asheville is so lively on the weekend nights. There are many restaurants, bars, and small bakeries open.  We decided to go to the restaurant Curate, which is serves Spanish tapas. Tapas are small plates or appetizers, and provide you with the opportunity to try many different dishes. The food is amazing and the restaurant is highly rated! After dinner we stopped by Old Europe Pastries to get a slice of cheesecake, chocolate eclair, and cappuccino. 

The first day of our overnight trip was great. We didn’t plan to do much on the second day, but we ended up going to the stunning Biltmore Estate. Many pictures to follow in my next post! 

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