The Bigvinny Relocation Project Day 1
Plan: Leave SD at 5:00PM to get to LV by 10:00PM or so.
Actual time left: 8:45PM
Here’s what happened: There’s a ton of crap that I own… and it all needs to fit into my modestly sized sedan. Well, we didn’t finish packing up until about 7pm. All the while having friends and family come by to wave us off… Sorry guys!
7PM. Should leave now right? NO….. Not without car keys! So goes the search for car keys. Everything gets unpacked and double and triple checked, the apartment gets combed through…. I go into the dumpster diving around for my keys.
8:05PM Rui suddenly shouts out that he finds it in the side pocket of a backpack that I swore I had double checked…
Me: Knee deep in rotten milk/water/hot garbage mess of a dumpster feeling relieved and extremely exasperated at my ineptitude. I hop in the shower and contemplate tossing my Rainbow sandals. Family and friends commence re-packing the car.
8:15PM Get into the car, key into the ignition, turn….. No start. Dead battery from the lights on while looking for keys and repacking. Extreme Frustration.
8:20PM Run around asking neighbors for jumper cables, realize roommate has cables in his car, fetch spare keys to get cables. Car is up and running. Hooray! Wait. New Daytime running lights Dad installed stop working.
8:45PM Finally 3h45m after planned departure, tearful goodbyes and farewells. Off to Vegas, embarking on the trip of a lifetime.
Bonus: Tripod mounted D300 set on interval timing shooting to 5s intervals 999×1 shots all the way through. Hence the in-cabin cam. Look for Time Lapse Video soon!
1:35AM Arrive in Las Vegas
2:30AM Crazy coincidence, running into Brandon Katz at the Venetian. Put down $10 on red at Roulette, double my money.
2:45AM Tats comes back from checking us in, we start to play Craps. Play the minimum Pass Line, $15.
3:45AM Up $200 on the night playing craps. Tats wants to walk away. and Sleep (after all he had been up at 3:00AM and run America’s Finest City Half Marathon. I disagree
4:30AM Up 360 on the night after playing craps and Black Jack. I look at Tats and laugh. We go up to the room and sleep.
Day 1 Completed. I used up all my bad luck in SD, replaced it with $360 reasons to smile in Vegas. Next up, Salt Lake City!