A trip to Las Vegas always pays off big

Published: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 07:20 PM.

We rode over to the Gold & Silver Pawnshop. No, I wasn’t going to hock anything.

I enjoy the show "Pawn Stars" and figured I’d drop by and say hello to Chumlee. He wasn’t there but a ring that caught Ann’s eye was. It flew home with us.

That evening Bret and I played a little blackjack. We all ate at a nice Italian restaurant after which our circadian rhythms beat taps for Ann and me to hit the hay.

Our California friends Tom, Jan and David checked in around noon Thursday. Jan is Ann’s shopping buddy and they had plans to assault the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace and melt some plastic.

Truth be told, they burn more shoe leather than money shopping. David went along as their GPS system. He protects them from shopping in circles, always a danger when those two get lost in forests of clothes and purses.

Bret and I entered a little tournament at Caesars as prelude to our Friday’s World Series of Poker. I’m semi-colorblind and disliked the lack of contrast between their dull pastel chips. I had to read denomination numbers when I couldn’t tell colors.

The next morning I was bushy-tailed ready to go. I know I say it over and over but the WSOP Senior’s Tournament is an absolute joy to play. This was my forth year and each has been a textbook model of efficiency and organization.

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