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Monday, June 1, 2009

Boots & Bikes 2009

On Saturday Rick and I were signed up to do a poker run hosted by the Stillwater Professional Firefighters. What is a poker run? Usually, it's motorcycles or hot rods and everyone leaves from a designated spot, travels to five stops (often bars or restaurants,) drawing a card at each stop. At the end, your poker hand is tallied and the winning hand wins a prize and the lowest hand wins a prize. Depending on who is hosting, there might be other prizes as well. This was my first poker run and I was quite excited!

We left the house at 8am and had breakfast at a popular diner. I don't often eat breakfast out so that was a treat. By 9:30 we met up with several friends at a local motorcycle shop and checked ourselves in. We both got t-shirts, red ones, logo shown below. I had slathered on SPF 50 sunscreen before we left the house but I was nervous so I did some more! It was probably 10 before we got everyone in our group situated and ready to go and off we went! Our first stop was a little town called Mulhall. We parked the bike and went to the bar to draw our first card. I drew a 5 of spades...crap! We had a beer; I know, beer and it wasn't even 11 am but it was already getting hot outside! More sunscreen. On to the next stop at a bar in Perry. Another beer and I drew a 9 of hearts. Yay. My hand wasn't looking favorable! Our third stop was in Pawnee and we just quick went into the bar and drew our cards...mine was a Queen, I forget what suit. And more sunscreen.

We wanted to hurry on to the fourth stop in Cushing, for lunch. The stop was at a favorite Mexican restaurant, Rodolpho's. Oh, heaven! Tecate with salt & lime, enchiladas and their to-die-for homemade flour tortillas! I drew another Queen there. Ooo, a pair! The last stop was back in Stillwater (Where the bank thermometer read 95, surely it was hotter than that?) at the famous Eskimo Joe's. We were rather early so we went inside to enjoy the air conditioning and yet another beer since they weren't drawing cards until after three. Lots of bikes were trickling in and we chatted and watched. I'm terribly sorry but I forgot the camera that day! They finally formed up to draw cards and I drew another Queen! Holy smokes!

By this time in a poker run you can usually tell about where you stand. If you only have a poor hand you can call it a day if you're tired and ready to leave. With three Queens in my hand we thought I had a pretty good chance of winning. We had tickets to the Talons/Yard Dawgz game in Oklahoma City at 7pm and we were going to cut it close! But with three Queens we couldn't just leave.



The last-bike-in deadline was 4:30 and we'd been watching them tally hands. Finally, finally it was getting close to announce the winners. Rick spoke to a former co-worker who is now a firefighter and chatted him up to go peek at the chances for us. He returned and reported I was tied for first! OMG! Last call for check-in and they started announcing winners. The winning hand was three Queens/Ace high...I was second place! We hadn't expected a runner-up prize but they called my name with three Queens/Nine high. And cows-in-the-corn, I won $200! How awesomely cool is that? One of our friends won the prize for lowest hand, $100. We also had tickets for door prizes and won a leather bag and a pirate skull cap. What a great time that was!



We zoomed back home by 5pm and dashed into the shower...we were pretty rank after spending all day in the heat and drinking beer and wearing ten layers of sunscreen! I don't remember ever showering so fast before but we were pressed for time! Our beloved Talons were playing our hated-arch-rivals the Yard Dawgz in less than two hours! But we made it in time. The Talons won easily and we had a good time. So far, this season, we've only lost one game. There are some pretty tough games coming up though.
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Wow, what a day. Rick and I were both really tired on Sunday. So much excitement! Last night I told him I think we needed a weekend after our weekend, just to recover! In fact, I think I'm still tired! Good grief, I won $200! I still can't believe it! Do you know how much stash I could buy with $200??? Oh, yes. Whoops! of course you do!
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We are going to Texas near the end of this week, for Rick's family reunion. If you don't see me around, chatting up your blogs, I'm just busy at the beach. I'll try to remember that darn camera too!
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Thank you for visiting my blog today!
xox


41 comments:

Barbi said...

Wooo hooo that you won $200! Guilt free stash shopping! Now that's what I call a great weekend. Good for you!
Barbi

Missy Ann said...

Yay!!! $200!! Don't spend it all in one place. Unless it's the LNS of course. ;)

Lindsay said...

Yay for winning $200, make sure to tell us what you spent it on

Ranae said...

Woohoo!! hoot n' hollar you won
Those poker runs are too much fun esp. when you win.
Sounds like a great weekend to me.

Eva said...

Yay! $200!!!

Safe travels to Texas, but make sure stay home next time I plan to be in OK!!

Suzie said...

Whoo! Whoo!! A BIG Congrats on the winnings!! You'll have to let us know what you buy with your surprise cash!

Have a great time at the beach, and don't forget that sunscreen!! lol (or your camera!!)

Stef said...

$200.00!!! Congrats on your win and future stash buying!!! Sounds like you had a really fun day!

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Congrats on the 2nd place finish, nice prize. CJ ok;-)

Karrie said...

Congrats on your win! Sounds like you had a great day :)

Lisa said...

Congrats on the win! Don't spend it all in one place - naw, do whatever the heck you want with it!

PaulineD said...

Sounds like a great day! Oh, the stash, the stash....

Kathy A. said...

Well congrats on the big win. Let me see what would I buy with $200 - have fun with it!!!!
Glad you had such a great day.

tkdquintmom said...

$200 bucks AND a pirate do rag? omg it doesn't get any better than that! I better a picture of you in that do rag! I've done a poker run before but did lousy. :) Yeah for you!

Dee said...

That sounds like a wonderful way to spend the day. $200!!! Congratulations.

Can't wait to see what you buy with your windfall.

Have a good time at the reunion.

Melanie said...

Congratulations!! Sounds like you had a lot of fun.

Carolyn NC said...

Well, for sure, don't forget the sunscreen! Wow - congrats on winning the $200!

Olenka's Stitches said...

Congratulations on your win! Sounds like your had a great Saturday!

Srinity said...

What a great day you had. Go nuts with stash buying with that $200! I know I would! :D

Jeanie said...

Congrats on your big win ! More stash, more stash :)

dianemi said...

Oh my gosh, you won!!! Yay, you! I can only think of two beautiful words right now... (say it with me) *stash enhancement*. OK, two more. Woo hoo!! :)

Christine said...

Congratulations on your win! I'd never heard of a Poker Run before, sounds like fun

brokenfairy said...

Sounds like you had afabulous time, and to top it off $200 Well done you!!

Chiloe said...

Congrats on your prize !!! I'm very happy for you !!!!!!!!!!!

Pumpkin said...

WOOHOOO!!!! You hussler you! Yes, $200 will buy you a good haul of stash ;o)

Love the bag and the cap too!

Sounds like a perfect day and evening for the two of you :o)

ArchangelDecker said...

Congrats on winning! How exciting is that?!


Have fun with the winnings!:)

CindyMae said...

Congrats on the $200! Sounds like a great day you had!

Micki said...

Congrats on winning!
Have fun spending it!
Micki

Cindy F. said...

Now that sounds like an awesome weekend!! Congrats on the $$$ and the cool prizes:)

Have fun in Texas! If you're going to the coast, you won't be near us...we're 3-4 hours away!

Siobhan said...

It sounds like a great day! Congrats on the win, too. Have a great vacation!

Julie said...

Congrats on the win, what a cool way to win some cash.

Enjoy the reunion.

Angela said...

Can't wait to see how much stash that does buy.

Sounds like a great day.

crazybeads said...

Sounds like great fun Sharon especially with your winnings as well.
Never heard of these poker runs.
Interesting

Barb

Doris said...

$200 !!! wow! congratulations!!!!

Jo said...

What fun! I can't wait to see what stash you buy!!

Zoe said...

So Cool!! I love winning things! I always wondered what a poker run was.

Cole said...

The poker run sounds like so much fun and to end the day with an extra $200 too... bonus!!

Lei B. said...

Wow! What fun! And congrats on winning the $200. Can't beat it!

Lillie said...

This sounds exciting!!

Maureen said...

Wow - sounds like a great day out was had by all - big congrats on winning and enjoy the spending!!

LoriRay said...

Wowee, extra cash is always a plus! :-))) Enjoy it! Sounds like the Poker Run was a blast.

Karan said...

Sounds like a real fun event & WTG on your wins. Enjoy the spend! :0)