I went to Atlanta for nearly a full week to visit with grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and parents for Christmas.
The last Atlantic City junket went well, and several members of the poker group didn't want to wait until next year to go on another one (me included!). We went on our third Tropicana Atlantic City junket (the 5th poker group trip to Atlantic City).
The poker group took their second Tropicana junket to Atlantic City to play as much poker as possible in a 48 hour period. We've decided that the junkets are a great deal and are quite convenient! I'm sure we will be going on more of these.
I drove to Davidson on Friday night, and then Dad and I continued to Atlanta on Saturday morning. We spent time with family on this quick trip, and headed back to North Carolina on Sunday afternoon.
Friday, August 5, 2005 -
Sunday, August 7, 2005
The poker group had been talking about taking a trip to Foxwoods to play poker (and possibly play in some WPT satellites). As a bonus, this was my first visit to Connecticut (and Rhode Island, since we flew into Providence)!
Greg and I flew to Philadelphia to visit with Andrew and Brooke. We drove to The Wildwoods after landing in the Philly airport on Friday. We checked into our motel (which mislead us on their website), walked around the boardwalk, and went to bed. Saturday, we decided to check out of the motel, spend a little time on the boardwalk, and head back to Pennsylvania to hang out at Andrew's apartment for the rest of the weekend.
Shannon and Sam were married on Sanibel Island on Saturday, July 16. My family took a vacation there when I was younger, and I was excited to return to the area. The weekend was full with wedding related activities, but we had some time to relax.
The poker group has been talking about going to Vegas during WSOP for a while. We decided that July 4th would be a good time to visit, though most of us were a few days short of being there for the main event.
Greg and I headed to Virginia to visit his parents and watch his mom perform in the Spotsylvanians Community Chorus.
The Tropicana Hotel sponsors junkets to Atlantic City which are package deals with airfare, transfers, and lodging. The poker group decided to give the junket a try.
|Vegas in April|
Friday, April 1, 2005 -
Tuesday, April 5, 2005
Las Vegas, NV
This is the first time that I managed to go out to Vegas at the same time as my parents. It was fun hanging out with them and playing poker together!
I flew to Atlanta for the weekend where Dad was also going to be visiting for a few days. We celebrated Grandpa's birthday, visited with family, and took a trip to the house in Jasper.
Brad, Brian, and I booked our tickets less than two weeks before flying to Vegas for several days of poker, poker, poker...
The poker group attends a major event - the 6th Annual Jack Binion World Poker Open. The final event is part of the World Poker Tour.