Sorry for the delayed response. Had to take a break from the CW stuff, it would consume me if I let it. Plus, I had to help a friend out at Touro University with proctoring medical student's tests, which is always a lot of fun.
Anyway, just when I thought I was getting a foundation to build my CW study upon, it gets debunked
I have noted the website above and will check it out. I am currently reading The Road to Disunion; Secessionists at Bay. Definitely eye-opening. No hint of mint juleps and teacakes at all. What I like though is, it doesn't waste time getting into the thick of the building contentions, such as SC looking upon slavery as paternalistic and the more western states like Missouri, Kansas, and Texas deemed it as quick money and didn't necessarily treat their slaves as compassionately. The relationship between the plantation owner and slaves seemed a bit complicated as well. Some slaves protected and even warned the slave-owner of any nefarious activities, especially an uprising. There were free black people who were wage earners and also allowed to marry. It was a complicated system. No wonder people are still debating the topic today.
Goodness, not sure about Sam's Town all-you-can-eat steak night. I hardly go anywhere anymore, so I'd have to check on that. Did you used to live here?
You can't go wrong with Freehling. Yes, I lived in Vegas from '99 to '01, then split my time between Vegas and Honolulu from '01 to '04, mostly in Honolulu.