I played a little poker this afternoon and again tonight. Both times it was $1-2 no limit hold’em and both times I came home a winner!
OK–this is a little nuts. I’m not that good a player. No one is. I’ve had nine winning sessions in a row including last night’s tournament win. I am seeing Benjamin Franklin’s etched face in my sleep.
My friend Rick said I came with a positive attitude and that made me a more confident player. Others might have sniffed that confidence and moved away when I threw my chips around. Who knows?
Helaine and I did take a little walk this afternoon and had dinner at Serendipity. This restaurant is an offshoot of the New York City original. After we both had our meals we shared the specialty of the house–Frozen Hot Chocolate. Good choice.
Before we leave a few words about this hotel: The Palazzo. It is spectacular. There are probably nicer hotels somewhere. I’ve never stayed in one.
This room–all the rooms– are suites. There is a sitting room a few steps down from the bedroom. There’s no wall, but the spaces are separate.
The bathroom is large enough for a bus terminal.
There are three flat screen TVs hung on various walls in the suite including one in the aforementioned bathroom.
Most spectacular is the huge area covered by windows. We’re looking west toward the mountains with a little peek up and down the Strip.
Vegas is down on its luck right now. Hopefully it and all of us will recover before long.
The plan for Wednesday takes us from McCarren to Ontario Airport in California. Wheels up time probably under 30 minutes. Then it’s a 70 mile east through the desert to Palm Springs. We should be there around sunset.