Well stuff happens. I was supposed to go to Las Vegas with my wife in a couple of weeks. She is in a WPT amateur poker league tournament she won her way into. While she was in the tournament during the day I was going to be looking for carp on Lake Mead. At night we were going to do whatever it is you do in Vegas that stays in Vegas up to and including "investing" Zack's college fund. Well, a couple hundred bucks at any rate.
Unfortunate and un-avoidable family circumstances have resulted in a change of plans and she will have to tough it out without me. I was really looking forward to the rare, exotic and nearly extinct experience of a sans-kid husband and wife vacation. I was also looking forward to breaking in another possible carp destination. By all accounts the average size of the carp in Mead is nothing to write home about but the scenery, ecology and nearby debauchery of the fishery seems very intriguing.
Rest easy Mead carp you are free from my evil scourge. For now.