Back on the farm right now after a week-and-a-fifty percent in the Bahamas for the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, so I believed I would slide back again in here for a swift verify-in.
It is called the “PCA” yet again after that just one-calendar year demo by PokerStars with new names and distinctive branding, and I know many are delighted we’ll before long be talking about the “LAPT” and “EPT” when yet again. I suppose down the road these final results from 2017 tournaments will all be referred to as section of the unique histories of each and every of these other tours.
Vera got to accompany me for section of this just one as effectively, which produced the trip all the far more fulfilling. There ended up a few cloudy days in the Bahamas this time close to, even though for the most section the temperatures ended up heat and skies reasonably apparent. Considerably distinctive from back again on the farm in which we have experienced some of the coldest days and nights all winter, as effectively as a big snowfall yesterday.
On the past day before leaving, I went back again to the waterslides at the Atlantis for the second time in the course of my keep. Ahead of I commenced heading to the PCA a few decades in the past, I can not even don’t forget the past time I went on a waterslide — most likely as a pre-teenager. But now it has grow to be a form of yearly ritual for me to leap in a tube and go just about every January.
When remaining at the Atlantis, riding the slides is involved, which suggests visitors can go as many times as they desire. Technically there are what they get in touch with “River Rides” and “Water Slides.” River Rides are like prolonged, multi-day, multi-desk tournaments, winding close to substantial sections of the vacation resort. Drinking water Slides are like solitary-day turbos, tending to create far more adrenaline but above swiftly.
Of the River Rides, I desire the just one called the “Current” which has a few rushes here and there to maintain you engaged. (The “Lazy River,” by contrast, is a bit also lazy for me.) Vera and I took a switch on the Latest although she was there.
Of the Drinking water Slides, the Leap of Religion (a solitary 60-foot fall) and the Challenger (a equivalent straight fall on which you can race a close friend) are okay, but I desire the extended kinds — the Abyss (commences with a 50-foot fall, then 200 far more toes of twists and turns, some through dim tunnels) and the Surge (also starting off with a big fall followed by a twisty end).
The Fall is entertaining, also (and a minimal frightening, as you fall through a dim tunnel), although the Serpent Slide (pictured over) neatly shoots you through a apparent tunnel submerged in a shark lagoon, placing you in uncanny proximity to the predators.
The farm is lined with snow right now. We reside on a sloping hill, actually. Hmm… I ponder if I could develop a class starting off at the barn and twisting close to the property down to the creek.
Photo: Atlantis Bahamas.