Well, 2013 is finally over. It was definitely a mixed bag on the roller coaster of life and at the end of the day, last year was simply exhausting Changes are afoot and for better or worse, lets just get on with it already. Optimism is high. In Vegas terms, Im hoping to go on a “heater” in 2014. Im sitting with some pretty good cards in my hand and hopefully the hole cards will be just as good.
As we start the day, I find myself “even” for my trip. Another good round of luck in downtown Henderson and some late night “ciphering” (Jethro Bodine math) shows that since I got to the airport in Indy, Ive only spent 160 bucks on EVERYTHING Ive done over the last week. Drinks, food, tips, EVERYTHING, 20 bucks per day. In Vegas terms. THATS WINNING!
PLUS, 3 straight nights of great breakfasts. In Las Vegas between the hours of 2 and 7 a.m. there is really only ONE official meal. BREAKFAST, and the bigger the better. I know Ive been talking about the great breakfast Ive been bringing home with me from Emerald Isle every night so I decided (and remembered) to get a picture of mine last night before I ate it. Now THIS IS WHAT I CALL BREAKFAST!
Tonight we move to the DEEP FRINGES OF THE NEON GAUNTLET. We will be staying about a 1/2 mile away from ground zero at THE ORLEANS hotel and casino.
Sure, the Las Vegas strip is a rocking party, but Im here a few times a year and I dont really see the need to get caught up in all of this……
…….Instead, we will be dining tonight at the Canal Street Steak House to kick off the evening ………
………..after that you will probably be able to find me somewhere in the vicinity of The Alligator Bar. Im not sure what my beverage of choice will be for this evening, but since I dont have to drive and the liquor is free, I think Ill be leaning in the direction of something POTENT.
I fully intend to step outside and take a few pictures at midnight. From my vantage point due west of the center of the strip, I should be able to get a few shots that resemble this, but as you know, there are no guarantees in Las Vegas. There are many things that could come between me and my goal for the evening (mainly cocktails) but with a little luck, we will find a good spot to shoot from and maybe we can bring back some pictures like this.
This is a pretty good representation of the sort of picture I might get because its tilted at an angle and its a little blurry, much like I should be around 11:30 tonight. lol.
Anyway, its time to sign off for now and pack a few things as we prepare to move to our base camp for the next 48 hours. We will probably be on radio silence for the next 24 hours, so just in case I dont get a chance, I would like to wish a very Happy New Year to all our friends and fans back in the Bal Hinch and especially those of you who will be ringing in the New Year at the Waynetown Bar and Grill. ROCK ON LOUNGERS, see ya in 2014.