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What ever happened to the saying "What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas"
Push sticks/blocks Save Fingers
"The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good."
attributed to Samuel Johnson
PUBLIC NOTICE: Due to recent budget cuts, the rising cost of electricity, gas, and oil...plus the current state of the economy............the light at the end of the tunnel, has been turned off.
Hope you enjoy it. I just got back. GF drug me out there. I'll never go back to the strip. 100% diametrically opposed to everything I believe in. All spectacle, no substance, a finely tuned machine for extracting $ from tourists. I almost walked out 2 days early, but the airline wanted more than the original price of the flight to let me leave early. Spent two days in the room playing cards on the laptop. Wonder what it says about me that I could not have fun in a place supposedly designed for it. Poor gf. Don't think I quite ruined it, but came close.
This is my reminder to myself that no good will ever come from discussing politics or religion with anyone, ever.
Ace...I used to live in Vegas and I agree that the place can be real boring if your not into gambling. However the many restaurants and constant variety of concerts can be a lot of fun.
I've never understood gambling; I have too much faith in mathematics (not to mention the evidence all around me that the house always wins) to ever try to win $, and I don't really enjoy the act itself.
Restaraunts and shows... I did try, not very hard. We ate at the 'french steakhouse' in Paris before I shut myself in the room. I wasn't impressed. The bar on top of Rio was fun, just being up high on a rooftop having a cocktail. But I just got bent buying $14 drinks.
I was there with gf, gf's sister, niece, nephew, and the niece's gf. The girls were into getting tarted up and going clubbing, which just does not work for me. Thunder Down Under was the show of choice for the party girls. Attending this with tarted up 20yr olds I'm not supposed to notice in that manner had nothing to offer me other than feeling older and fatter than I already do. I played some volleyball in the searing heat, then gave in to being pissy and shut myself in the room.
Agree with Mark. Use as a base of operations to explore the SW. There is so much within a couple hours of Vegas that you are crazy if you don't rent a car for the duration of your stay and then set out each day in a new compass direction to see what is there. Red Rock Canyon, Hoover Dam, Death Valley, Grand Canyon, these are just the beginning of what you can see. Come back to the hotel each night and take advantage of the food and entertainment and then strike out again the next day. Or stay overnight for a longer sidetrip like we did when we drove to the Grand Canyon.
"When we build let us think we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work that our descendants will thank us for, and let us think, as we lay stone upon stone, that a time is to come when these stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, "See! This our fathers did for us."
John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)