I'm not entirely sure McChump #2 needed a winter getaway all that bad since he lives in a fairly warm town, but I definitely needed to get away from Chicago. So I talked him into meeting me in Phoenix, from where would visit Turf Paradise then drive over to Santa Anita then back to Vegas for some casual gamblin' then down to Tucson for Rillito then over to El Paso for Sunland Park and then eventually back to central Texas, from where I would return to Chicago. And him doing all the driving. Sweet.
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