Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Vegas in December

Checking out Google Maps, I found out that I actually live geographically closer to Huntsville Alabama than I do to Nashville Tennessee. That puts me closer to the Huntsville Airport than the Nashville Airport, and that's not even counting the traffic which is horrendous up there, because I40, I24 and I65 all converge near there. It's your basic nightmare if you're trying to make a flight. Either you're two hours early because the traffic is lighter than you thought, or you're driving on the shoulder to try to get there in time to run to your gate.

I then discovered that Allegiant Air flies to Las Vegas for $99 per flight several days a week out of the Huntsville Airport. If you haven't checked out Allegiant Air you should...they don't fly from a lot of huge airports, but if you happen to be close to a smaller alternative airport, you can get to some really cool locations like the Caribbean and Orlando VERY cheaply. Including of course, Las Vegas. It's basically a vacation airline so you don't get many business fliers on the planes, just a bunch of people who are there to have fun. For example, they don't fly from the Nashville Airport, but they fly from Knoxville and Chattanooga. $198 plus fees is a pretty unbeatable deal for me.

It's been over a year since I've been to Las Vegas, and I'm feeling the itch. Since there's no live poker here in Tennessee, I haven't played live since I met up with Surflexus and Tripjax in Tunica. A six hour flight to Vegas beats a four hour drive to Tunica any day.

So I'm seriously considering the Blogger Gathering in Las Vegas. If I go I'll have to lay low since there will be some people who seek to do me harm, but hopefully I can meet up with the people who would be happy to see me, and that I'd be happy to see again. I think I'd be leading a contest of "Poker Bloggers who have received the most death threats," so I'll probably try to avoid too large a crowd. No big deal since I mostly just park my ass at a poker table and play for the bulk of the time I'm there anyway.

Also fuck them. I'd never let them influence whether I attend a blogger gathering or not.

Now I'm off to find a cheap room. Any ideas would be welcomed in comments.

5 comments:

Drizztdj said...

Its National Rodeo weekend, so ixnay on the cheap rooms.

I think IP would actually be the cheapest and several bloggers are probably staying there.

StB said...

I think I'd be leading a contest of "Poker Bloggers who have received the most death threats,"

Uh...WTF???

TripJax said...

"If I go I'll have to lay low since there will be some people who seek to do me harm..."

Yeah, I gotta say WTF. I know you are Go Be Rude, but damn...

...I do, however, seek to do harm...to your bankroll!

Dantana said...

Ask for the poker rate at Binion's. Should be less than $50 a night. You know, if you don't need sheets on the bed.

pokerguy2200 said...

Check out "hot room deals" at the Riviera web site. Dome real good deals in December