Woke up to see the beautiful mountains out side my hotel room. Then headed to Denver to see my old roommates I lived with in Ojai, California; Rob, Steph and their daughter Kiya.
miles - 525 miles
my old roommate Coda.
Hotel in Russell, don't worry I checked for bedbugs.
Posted by Matt Mallams at 9/20/2010
Well to be honest, I've been having so much fun, I've got way behind on updating the blog from my road trip. I'm on day 26 now, but I'm going to catch you all up soon.
Drove East today. Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Colorado.
miles - 626 miles
Had to make a detour, because the Utah National Guard decided to shoot off machine guns on a dry windy day. Which caused a 7 acre wild fire. oops.
Posted by Matt Mallams at 9/19/2010
My goal today was just to play in a couple No-Limit Texas Hold-em tournaments. Which I accomplished, you got to set those goals high : )
miles - 8 miles on foot.
This almost looks comfortable.
Played my first tournament at the MGM grand, right by the lion's cage. 80+ players.
Played 2 more MTT at O'Shea's. 18 players.
Wandering around the maze that is the south end of the Vegas strip. I ran in to "Bobby's Room" at the Bellagio , where they play a $4000/$8000 cash game. A $1/$2 game is probably the most played in town, to give you an example.
Beer Pong Winners. Actually calling them 'winners' might be a stretch.
You got to love Vegas, they pay people $5 an hour to hand out business cards of naked women, just for the tourist to drop them on the ground a couple steps later. But that supply's another job, where people sweep up the littered cards. A wonderful cycle.
Posted by Matt Mallams at 9/18/2010