Sunday, September 02, 2012

Trip to Las Vegas Derailed

Drats -- sometimes life sucks. For only the second time that I can remember, I have cancelled a trip to Las Vegas. Both my brother and I are sick. Our one other cancellation was several years ago when my mom had some medical problems the day of departure.

This cancellation is unfortunate in that we were to celebrate a milestone birthday for my older brother (that was just for you, VJ!) and see Gotye in concert again. It looks like Gordon Ramsey Steak will have to wait also.

The trip will likely be rescheduled to the first week in December or perhaps the end of January/beginning of February. I had not planned to attend the WPBT gathering in Las Vegas in December, but now I may consider it.

And Rob -- sorry. Sometimes things just can't be helped.


Blogger Memphis MOJO said...

Sorry to hear you're sick. Caneling a trip to Vegas? Heresy.

10:45 AM  
Blogger Rob said...

Not a problem--for me that is. Hey, shit happens.

Hope you and your brother make a speedy recovery. And yeah, it sucks for you guys. What a shame.

The good news....Vegas isn't going anywhere.

11:45 AM  
Blogger Lucki Duck said...

Well, crap. If I'd known you weren't coming I wouldn't have left my money out there for you last week :)

Hope you feel better soon.

2:58 PM  
Blogger JT88Keys said...

Sorry...I know you were looking forward to your trip. I'm happy you may now be coming in December for the WPBT get together now though.

4:28 PM  
Blogger bastinptc said...

Feel better, Bro'.

5:42 PM  
Blogger Rob said...

So, when exactly is that WPBT tour in December? Have the dates been set? Location? Do you have to register? Pay a fee?

Who all is going?

7:09 PM  
Blogger lightning36 said...

The WPBT (World Poker Bloggers Tournament) is a yearly gathering that takes place in December in Las Vegas. The weekend has a Saturday tournament as its anchor, but the main focus is on socializing -- degenerate drinking, gambling, and all the other Vegas stuff. The particular group of bloggers who go to this are usually 100+ strong. Details of the 2012 meeting are available at

Many bloggers (me included if I go) will try to get in on Thursday, Nov 29, if possible. Most people will tend to leave on Monday, December 3. I usually go home on Tuesday if I go.

You do have to preregister for the tournament so we have an accurate count.

7:29 PM  
Blogger Mr Subliminal said...

Good health to both of you.

1:39 AM  
Blogger Josie said...

Sorry to hear you're sick but this is even better! Your brother will get to use his comps on ME. :) Oooo this is going to be fun.

8:36 AM  
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12:26 PM  
Blogger Vegas Linda Lou said...

Oh, that sucks! Disappointment is my least favorite emotion--I feel for you. I hope your flight was on Southwest so at least you didn't have to pay extra to change your flight.

5:17 PM  
Blogger lightning36 said...

The loss from the cancellation was minimal. The flights were on SW, so no loss there. My brother, unfortunately, had paid for earlybird check in for both of us for both flights, so he lost $40 there. For the first time, I went with Park/Fly/Ride and prepaid parking, so I lost about $11 there. If all we lost was $50 we came out pretty well.

5:46 PM  

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