January 21st, 2006

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Vacation report

Just a brief note to follow up on my post about going on vacation: I did it!

I arrived just this morning on the return flight from fabulous Las Vegas. My parents now live in Mesquite, NV, about 80 miles from Las Vegas, and I hung out there for most of the week. They are both retired, so it was a pretty relaxing time. My dad's become something of a semi-pro poker player so there was a lot of card-playing going on as well. In a little daily tournament on Monday, I split the first prize with one other fellow and in a similar tournament on Thursday I made it to the final table with seven others and split the prize pool with them. Throw in a few cash games during the week and hitting the poker room at the Bellagio on Friday and I was up about $500 for the week!

Other highlights include seeing a so-so variety show on Sunday, the Zion National Park on Wednesday (which included a visit with an aunt and uncle in St. George, UT) and seeing the Cirque du Soleil show "O" on Friday.

The plan for the rest of the weekend includes resting up from the trip, re-hydrating and getting my sleep schedule back on its "normal" course. Hope your week has been reasonable and we'll see more of you soon!

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