Good evening everyone. I'm going to try a little bit longer post from my phone this time. I have posted photos of the Strip from my new place in Las Vegas on my Twitter and Facebook accounts if you're interested in checking them out. I'm staying in tonight, having slept for 6 hours on Tuesday night, and then staying awake for the next 31 to load my rental, drive from Austin to Las Vegas, and then unload and return my rental. I would like to give my sincere appreciation to all of you who "liked' or commented on my Facebook and Twitter updates during my trip. That can be a very lonely drive, but seeing the new feedback from y'all made the trip easier (along with the Sirius radio and the decked out Ford Escape that I rented)... :) A sincere thanks goes out to Avis also, as their office in Austin was extremely helpful and courteous. As I expressed my appreciation, I was actually given a discount which ended up making my Sirius radio and roadside assistance coverage free. Be nice to people my friends... ;) Knowing that if I made the trip in my normal time, I would arrive before the office at my new place opened, I was able to relax and take my time when I gave y'all updates. I also wasn't stressed when I encountered construction and rare summer storms on both sides of El Paso. Hitting Phoenix at 1:30 a.m. was a blessing - EASILY the easiest time I've had navigating that city. I am hoping to rest enough tonight that I can get out and start accumulating the necessary hours this weekend to get myself into several poker freeroll tournaments. From the photos you can see that I don't live all that far from the Strip, so I'm going to try walking it. If you aren't aware, I walked a mile to and from my job at UT, so it's not that much of a stretch.
Again, rhanks to all of you who gave me feedback yesterday. I THINK that's the 13th time I've made that trip nonstop now, and it was the easiest that I can ever remember it being. Have a good one and I'll see ya soon... :)