I decided to start my play through over like I said that I might.
I am taking it a little slower and working on the role play aspect of the game this time.
Starting off, a lot of the initial stuff was the same as my other play through. I did the tutorial missions with Sunny in Goodsprings. I helped Ringo and the town against the Powder Gangers. I did a little more exploring around in Goodsprings itself this time around. Got involved in a short side mission to clear out a bunch of geckos only to find out it was a trap so I ended up killing the guy that gave me the mission.
After that, I headed up the road toward Primm. At Primm, I went into the Vikki and Vance Casino and sold a bunch of gear. Then I went across the street to Bison Steve Hotel and rescued Deputy Beagle. I did the mission he gave me to locate a new sheriff for the town. Instead of asking the NCR like I did in my last play through, I went to the old NCR prison to convince Meyers (a former sheriff) to leave the prison and be the new sheriff of Primm. Once I got there a pretty nasty fire fight ensued but I made it into the entrance of the prison and found Meyers pretty quickly. He agreed to be the sheriff with the caveat that I secure a pardon for him from the NCR.
That took me to the Mojave Outpost where I was able to secure the pardon for him and get him to agree to be Primm’s new sheriff.
From here, instead of moving on toward New Vegas itself, I backtracked and decide to go back north and check out a caravan outpost. I made it to the small settlement of Sloan.
It was at Sloan where I saved my game and quit for the day.