My World Series of Poker Main Event story — Part 9

Monte Carlo Pool

Day 1A ended at 3:12am. I’m going for a morning swim, then breakfast, pick up the pokerstars.net stuff, then it’s back to the burbs for Pirates of the Caribbean, then to the Excalibur to complete my British Isles eating tour at the Sir Galahad’s Pub & Prime Rib House and early to bed.

Here is the Monte Carlo pool, the Rio Casino where the WSOP is being held and as I said earlier, all of Las Vegas is under construction. You can see the Rio in the distance.

The Monte Carlo has a wave pool, a Lazy River (which if you are taller than about 4 feet, is hard to swim in, so rent a tube), a hot tub spa and a regular pool. It’s nice in the morning because the hotel puts the whole pool area in the shade until about 10:15 am.

The weather in Vegas today is sort of mild — it’s only 86F this morning. I think that the massive thunderstorms cooled things off. I’m finally getting a clue and wearing shorts. What was I thinking?

I stopped by the LV Costco to pick up some snacks. Tomorrow I head over to the Rio to start playing.

Everything happens for a reason

I was coming back from watching the big time fun movie, Pirates of the Caribbean and I wanted to eat at the Excalibur, but their valet parking was full. There is obviously zero competent traffic engineering staff in Las Vegas, so I was stuck just trying to get out.. I got so fed up, that I decided to bag it and just go back to the Monte Carlo, but I got into the wrong left turn lane and I found myself going into the New York New York parking. There is a walkway above the street over to the Excalibur, so I redecided to go eat English like I’d planned…

Because of all the delays, I ended up getting to the Zagat award winning Steakhouse at Camelot at the exact same time as Humberto the Bertmeister, well known king of Palm Springs recycling. He was also solo, so while chatting as we waited, we decided to dine together. He’s a big time crap shooter and he had a bunch of hotel points he needed to use, so after an excellent dinner, he treated.. that was very nice of him and keeps my lucky winning streak going.

Tomorrow is going to be the second craziest thing I’ve ever done and those that know me understand that I’m just saving the first crazy things place just in case.

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