Photo by myself, somewhere in the East Village.
The above sign was done by James De La Vega, a New York street artist, who has left quotes all over the city for the last 10 years. He lives in East Harlem but works in the East Village.
Buenos dias from Puerto Rico!! Mark and I are staying in San Juan, near the water and casinos. It is beautiful and sunny here, with palm trees and the sparkling ocean. I hope to post some photos tomorrow.
It’s my first gambling with real money, and I’m down a whopping $100. Throwing away my hard-earned cash is no fun, so I’m not sure there’s any more blackjack for me in the future.
What is fun is watching Mark, an experienced gambler. He won some, then lost some, then won some more, playing blackjack and craps. He’s up $75 after a couple hours. The scene of dice rolling, card throwing and crowds is dizzying.
Cameras aren’t allowed in the casinos, but I hope to post some photos of San Juan in the next couple of days. We are so lucky to live in the 21st century, where you can go from chilly New York to palm trees in a matter of hours.
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