Hawaii -- Whale(s) in town
I left my wallet at my grandparents' house.
Of course, this whale was not the high-roller kind but rather the sea-loving kind. You could see how massive it was, as it took a few seconds for its entire body to complete the arch it was making over the water.
Later there were more -- you could see geyser-like plumes of mist rising out of the sea. Others whacked their tails against the water -- somebody said it was a sign of aggression, like check-raising the hell out of a crowded pot. Others leaped straight into the air, something I likened to diving into a pool -- if you live in the pool, you sometimes might enjoy diving into air. The whales come all the way from Alaska to spawn. The female whales return back to Maui to give birth.
My uncle and I took a snorkeling trip today, a half-day boat excursion. In the end, I liked my pool of fish better at Camp Kitty but the whale sighting and the boat ride were worth the price of admission. You also could swim with these giant sea turtles, who cruised like jumbo jets in the clear blue water.
I came back relaxed enough to totally run over a .50/1 NL table at FullTilt this afternoon, causing people to drop out. Some guy re-raises me when I have AKs? Well, I put him all-in and flopped an A. Sometimes death equity is way better than fold equity.
As always, the Maui trips are short and I'll have to come back again soon. Worth every penny of overlooking Vegas just this once to fly halfway across the Pacific.