Ready to Head Back

I’m sitting now in one of the air-side terminals at McCarran International, waiting to catch the first leg of my flight home.  I still have about 3 hours until we take off.  I then have about a 3 hour layover at JFK, and will arrive back at good ol’ PIT around 9 in the AM.  Not exactly my idea of a party, but hey, when the tickets are free, a little layover/overnight action is no big deal.

The trip out here to Vegas was fun.  Many things went well, a couple of things did not.   One of those things that didn’t go well was my flight out, but you’ve already heard about that. The other thing that didn’t go well was that whole ‘Poker Playing’ part of the trip.  It’s not that I didn’t get enough time in at the tables.  No, no, dear reader, the problem was the results of my many hours at the felt.  There are plenty of reasons for my poor performance, but lets just say I made some mistakes here and there, and I also have a couple of crazy bad beat stories to add to my poker experiences.

Some of the neat things included getting some good food at various places, attending  KA last night, and today’s trip out to the Hoover Dam.  My original idea was to rent a Harley for the day (as there are 2 Harley rental places in Vegas) and ride around, with the dam being one of my two wheeled destinations.  The problem with this plan though was the excessive heat that’s been hitting the area, with temperatures today reaching 115 degrees or so.  I love riding and all, but riding in 115 degree weather probably wouldn’t make for a really great time.  I also went through the obligatory Star Trek: The Experience attractions (they were in our hotel, after all), which were kinda cheesy but also sort of neat.

All in all it was a great trip, but I know that I’m going to be really happy to be home as soon as I get to my apartment. As for right now, I think it’s time to watch a DVD to kill some of this wait.

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