Originally published 1 March, 2014
We are battened down and ready for the upcoming storm. Let 'er rip!
We both slept like logs last night....waking up at nearly 10 a.m. We wanted to waste no time, and it was overcast and spitting a bit of rain......something we haven't seen in quite some time. After 3 weeks in the desert, humidity and moisture are like long lost friends! We're nearly in Arkansas so we just start driving and have a bit of breakfast as we travel.
We get things set up and I get a shower......we check the weather and are very happy with the decisions we've made to hole up here instead of Oklahoma. Laurie has an appointment for a pedicure set up tomorrow.....and I ran off tonight to play poker.
They are having a pretty good size tournament (over 400 entrants) and it starts with 3 separate "flights". You buy in and if you're in the top ten or twenty, you advance to Sunday's finals. I'm guessing, but first place will probably pay around 15k. Nice work if you can get it.
Not a huge stack.....but I'm still it it.
I got in on the last flight of 3...and played well enough (finishing at 12:30 a.m.) to make the finals tomorrow. I'm not sure how many places they'll pay.....but I hope I make the money! Finals start at 2 pm! They closed the poker room at the Goldstrike in January...and I was happy to find that most of the dealers and floor staff that I had grown quite fond of wound up at the Horseshoe. It's now my official Tunica favorite poker room.
Off to bed. We traveled far, and did much today. We have a full load of fuel and propane...and we're ready for the storm.
Quote of the day- "I understand now....when people from out west say that we're wasting water where we live. It's SO different here and there."- Laurie
Song of the day- Ain't nothin' wrong with that- Robert Randolph and the Family Band
I'm Bill. My wife Laurie and I love to travel and share our stories. We especially love it when we have been able to motivate our readers to start traveling on their own, and making their own stories.
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