14 Jan 2013
Today we did a deep-sea dive, well maybe 12 feet, in one-man submarines. Envision jet skiing underwater at a dive sight while traveling 2 mph.
13 Jan 2013
I was just looking for a lovely dinner in Nassau and ended up with a great one that comes complete with an amazing history.
Food, service and ambiance were all top notch at Graycliff Restaurant, the first five-star in all of the Caribbean.
Wealthy pirate Captain John Howard Graysmith built the mansion (it’s a hotel) circa 1740. The location was selected for its clear view of the harbor where he could keep an eye on business.
The wine cellar, former slave quarters, is the world’s third biggest (over 275,000 bottles). It is a must tour after dinner.
One bottle is on the wine list for $200,000. It is a pleasant 1727 Rudesheimer Apostelwein from Bremer Ratsfeller in the "Rheinghau" region of Germany. It is considered to be the world’s oldest drinkable wine.
11 Jan 2013
Last night was dinner at Carmines. They have half a dozen locations including their newest one at the Forum Shops in Las Vegas.
They are famous for their humongous, yet tasty, portions. For our party of six we had only one serving of an appetizer, salad, pasta, main course, and dessert. It was plenty.
Check out the porterhouse we split.
The photo is complements of Tommy Vedes, a very good guy and poker player.
07 Jan 2013
Once again we are starting the year off at The Atlantis Hotel located at Paradise Island, Bahamas.
This is the home of one of the biggest and best poker tournaments of the year, the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA). I have a particular fondness for it as I had my biggest win ever here in 2010.
The setting is sensational. Poker Stars staffing is outstanding. The hotel was tired six years ago when I first started coming here and it seems as if they still haven’t put any money into it.
29 Dec 2012
Some in our group climbed to the top of Diamond Head this morning.
I must have missed the wake-up call.