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RiverCat Journal: The Greedy RiverCat

Posted by on March 23, 2012

Current Venue:  Redding, CA
Campground:  Sacramento River RV Park


Leak Update:  The forecast for this last week and the next is rain.  But as of yet, there hasn’t been any heavy rain to speak of, so I can’t say my leak repairs have been tested.  However, nothing has gotten wet yet, so I’m hopeful.

Work Update:  Poker is still going well.  Over the coarse of this month, I’ve won 27 sessions out of the 32 I’ve played and earned $70/hr for my efforts.  I still haven’t received word from the World Series of Poker as to whether I’ll be accepted as a dealer this summer.  I’m heading to Reno next Thursday to set up my exhibit at the Women’s Expo — and am working really hard to prepare for it (between poker sessions).  This accounts for my lack of content for the blog this upcoming week.  Although I do hope to maybe get over to Weaverville once before this business trip.

Upcoming “Plans”:  After next weekend in Reno, I’ll stay at least a couple more days in Redding.  At very least, I’d like to hit the Lassen Volcano area, just up the road a bit.  If the rain ever clears up, I should head a 100 miles up the road to visit the Mt. Shasta area.  After all, it’s what the area is famous for (you can see the 14,000 foot peak from Redding).

From Redding, I plan to head 170 miles down the road to Petaluma, just north of San Francisco in the heart of wine country.  I have a favorite KOA campground and a cozy little cardroom to hopefully support continued success like I’ve had here in Redding.  From there, possible destinations include San Jose, Lodi, and Fresno.  I’m crossing my fingers that I won’t be required to audition for the job in Vegas, as that would put a little bit of a rush on the plans — as well as an unwanted expense and hassle (having to get the rig to southern Cali a bit quicker, then driving 4-5 hours to Vegas with Jeepers in tow, etc, etc).

Perhaps I’m Greedy… Well, here I am on the road even a bit sooner than I’d planned and I find myself wanting more!  I find myself already longing for the day I really don’t have plans.  Here I am stressing this trade show next week.  After that I may have to “hurry” a bit to get closer to Vegas for an unnecessary formality.  Then, in June and July, I’d actually have to work two months in Vegas!  I can’t help but think about the end of July sometimes.  No obligations for awhile — that’s what The Ultimate Journey is really supposed to be about.

But this isn’t bad.  Not in the least!  And I’m certainly not complaining.  But in the back of my mind, I know that just on the horizon, there are times that will be even better — and it’s difficult not to get exciting about it and look forward to it.


Next Story: Camping in the Rain, Pt. 2


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