U.S. Road Trip 2022 :: Anyone in?
#allineverywhere might be off to the U.S. for 3 more months soon!
Honestly, if I could have stayed in the U.S. after November and December 2021, I would have happily skipped the Covid shit show our leaders prepared for us in Europe for the passage from 2021 to 2022. This slow time has been a good opportunity to lose money doing business :-) and also to meet family over the holiday time brfore to reflect, again, about how to go on.
Looks like old Europe has lost it a little bit over the last 2 years. It has become very difficult to work decently and profitably in the event and traveling branches so I am thinking about sticking to where the Poker action is strong: good old Merica!
Over the years, I have kept an excellent relationship with PokerFirma collaborating on numerous occasions. Today, this bond is stronger than ever and we are working on multiple things to develop hand in hand. One of our plans for now, is to offer some updates during 2 months from Las Vegas during the next WSOP.
On top of that, I am thinking about adding a road trip to this journey to make it a 3-month endeavour in total.
The main goals would be:
1. play (an insane amount of) Poker
2. produce media & create content for my blog and for PokerFirma
3. explore & behold the world
4. be happy
In theory (as if anything ever worked out like planned, LOL), my Poker revenues and a financial backing from PokerFirma should finance the trip but the U.S. is a vast place full of opportunities (to spend money) and I'm thinking of fun ways to potentially increase my budget and make my readers participate. Brain = storming ...
There are a million planning questions still to be answered but I'm publishing this here and now in case someone would care to join. The idea would be to land somewhere in the East and make my way to Las Vegas over a few weeks. I've done something similar in 2016 when I landed in New York and visited Atlantic City, Illinois & Michigan staying based in Chicago for a while, Las Vegas for 5 weeks and a bit of California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and Mississippi. you can find hundreds of WSOP and travel photos of this trip in 2016 albums of THE-ROUNDERdotnet's Meta page. More U.S. travel photos aIso archived in albums of the LIB page, an old Facebook page of mine. I got my photo bag stolen in Vegas that year, so a lot of the Flickr archive is missing but I've shared some albums at the end of his post.
[ step 1 ] I'd like to land in the East again but this time, further south around late April/early May. I've never been to Florida and Georgia, I know pretty well ... the Ex-Soviet country on the Black Sea - not the state on the U.S. Atlantic coast stuck between Sweet Home Alabama, North and South Carolina ?
[ step 2 ] From there, I would like to go to Mississippi and Louisiana ... because New Orleans !!
[ step 3 ] I guess it will make a lot of sense to travel to Texas from there. I've heard and read a lot about the Texas card scene and I'm curious. I was in Austin for 2 weeks in late 2019 with a Luxembourg/Canada film director duo representing #sawahmovie at the Austin Film Festival but I only got the chance to try one card club during one night and, apart from taking a flight to London from Houston in 2016, my general Texas experience remains very limited.
[ step 4 ] I'd be thrilled to leave Texas crossing some New Mexico and Arizona deserts for some landscape and astro photography before entering Nevada, reaching Las Vegas around the beginning of the World Series Of Poker in early June and getting lost for 2 months in Sin City ...