Sunday, March 3, 2013
Well the PQ and I have been putting together our schedules for this summer to plan out the annual Neophyte birthday trip and extravaganza. Over the past few years we have taken the opportunity around my birthday to travel the highways and byways (mostly byways) of the south in search of ................ nothing at all. When we started this I was determined to see parts of Florida I had never seen before because after living here for more than 20 years I really had not been much of anywhere away from the coasts, main cities, or theme parks. Which led us to such metropolises (metropolii?) as Cedar Key, Steinhatchee, Micanopy, Two Egg, Steam Mill, and Little Hope. But we've seen parts of Florida I never expected to and really enjoyed the trip and relaxed along the way.
This year we are switching it up a little. We'll still be doing some travelling but we'll be seeing such cities as Mesquite (sorry Lucki, not in Texas), Littlefield, Springdale, and Hurricane. No these cities are in Utah, Arizona, and Nevada which means we are going to VEGAS. Not quite the byways of the south but hey, its VEGAS!! We'll be there in mid July in time for the last few days of the main event of the WSOP. I know visiting Vegas in the middle of the summer is probably not the brightest idea we've had but it works out well for us. BTW, Hurricane Utah?? Really?? Maybe we should name a city Blizzard, Florida. Both are about as likely. We also got 5 of the 6 days comped at Ballys so that cuts down on the expenses just a little bit. So we are defnitely looking forward to this trip and the one we will take a few weeks after when we head back to New Orleans.
So even though it's 5 months in the future, we are ready to go on vacation. We're setting up rental cars and checking into places to go. Looks like we'll visit Zion National Park among other places. To get there you have to drive a good way through the Virgin River Valley along I-15 which I've been told is very picturesque. We'll be playing some poker, video poker, and the like while we also visit some of our favorite restaurants like Hash House A Go Go, The Bellagio Breakfast Buffet and of course, In and Out Burger. Hopefully some of you will be around then as well. You'll have plenty of opportunities to take some cash off a donk like me.
Well unlike the PQ, I am working in the AM so it's time to sign off. Hope everyone had a good weekend.