It was the first time we participated in a Poker Run. The Run started at 10 on Saturday morning (October 2nd) from Creve Coeur Lake in Maryland Heights, Missouri. The event was a fundraising organized by someone who works with my husband. It was in memorial of his son, MV, who was a junior at Maryville University. MV was given full scholarship by the university. He was a promising baseball player and had a passion for cars, especially Mustangs (thus, we took the Mustang, instead of the T-bird, on the Poker Run). MV died last year during a hiking adventure. The proceed from the Run went to a scholarship fund in memorial of MV.
The 2nd stop was the Pere Marquette Lodge in Grafton, Illinois. After getting the 2nd card, we stopped for lunch at a BBQ place in Alton, Illinois.
The 5th and final stop was at Maryville University. The total run was approximately 6 hours to complete 125 miles but we had so much fun so it did not seem to be that long. To our surprise, we won the prize in our group for having the best hand - 3 of a kind. We decided to donate part of the prize to the fund. It was our first Poker Run but we enjoyed it so much that I said to my husband that not only we should participate again next year but I am also open to take part in other Poker Runs as well.
My husband said that just because we won our first Poke Run, I now have turned into a gambler. Well, “You got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em".