Woke up at dawn to get ready to head to the airport – was a rainy morning in NY but, most schools are closed for Spring Break this week so traffic was light.
Relaxed at the airport until boarding time – something I’d say most of us have accomplished without much struggle but nope, apparently not everyone learned to put their bags in the overhead, sit down and then, if you need something from your bag, wait until the plane has fully boarded. Rant over.
Got on board and watched the movie “Daddy’s Home” with Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg – it had its moments but not a candidate for comedy of the century.
Checked into the hotel and my cousin, who routinely joins me in Vegas, arrived.
We headed over to Pizza Rock as I’ve heard nothing but good reviews. I had the personal pizza with a side of meatballs – good, not great.
On the way back, took in some local flavor:
Finally hit the blackjack tables for a post-dinner session:
2D, DAS, DOA, H17
lost the first 4 hands
then hit a blackjack
then, naturally, dealer blackjack
followed by another blackjack for me
was able to press and won the last 3 hands
Shuffle ended at +900
I then got a phone call from a client and had to take it, now relaxing and will resume play later on this evening
Ok took a break, splashed some water on my face and downed an energy drink
Sat down for a 6D shoe and played about halfway through
As usual, the roller coaster that is blackjack took me for a ride:
midway through the shoe I had lost back about 400 of the 900 I won earlier —
I had 200 up got 8,3 v dealer 6 —
I doubled and was dealt a 4 for a glamorous 15
the dealer flipped over a 7 for 13
drewa 2 for 15
then drew a 6 for 21
However, got the roller coaster back on track and it was a smooth ride to the end of the shoe, being able to press and win some key doubles, gaining back the 500 plus another 800
Trip is +1700
Took a Fremont break
That is the guy who plays “Cupid” on Fremont Street – approached him to let him know I liked his documentary – he gave me a business card and said there is another one about him here: www.hoopladigital.com as part of the “Surviving Las Vegas” series