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Subject:  Vegas Pilgrimage Report (Day 1) Date:  1/12/2001  12:21 PM
Author:  heihojin Number:  546 of 1444

Well, I got back in town yesterday from my trip to Vegas. This was much more of a fun trip than a business trip, if you catch my meaning, although of course I had planned to play some Poker there as well. One of my goals had been to measure the level of competition at the $10-$20 limit in Vegas on a weekday night, since on any given weekday night you can generally expect to find more serious players than tourists. The rest of the trip was purely for fun.

My roommate and I arrived on Monday around 2:30 PM, flying Southwest Airlines. I had purchased our tickets at a fantastic price - $83.50 round-trip per person. I luv Southwest. Our reservations were at Excalibur. I had never before stayed at Excalibur, and so I was looking forward to something new. The rooms at Excalibur were the most reasonable: $79.99 for Monday night, and $49.99 a night for Tuesday and Wednesday. I also liked Excalibur for its proximity to the Luxor, which is one of my favorite casinos in Vegas.

We took a cab to Excalibur, and on the way we learned that there was a convention in town, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). We would be asked a couple of times throughout our stay by various cab drivers if we were attending the convention. We also learned that there was a porn industry convention in town as well, at The Venetian. I guess we looked more like CES attendees than porn stars, as no-one asked us if we were attending the porn convention.

We found accomodations at Excalibur to be adequate, very much the standard hote