It was a last minute, spur of the moment trip. I was invited to go (paid for) to a church event in Las Vegas and I was so happy to be able to go. Although I probably spent more time on airplanes and in airports than in Las Vegas, that in itself is a grand adventure. (I’ve always loved flying and airports.)
I had never been there before and was first struck by the mountainous landscape surrounding the city. So different from NH mountains that are covered with trees. If only I had time to get a closer look, but they were quite dramatic even from a distance.
Then there was the strip, which we only passed by, and all the huge resorts that are each like a city unto themselves. We were staying at the Rio, not close enough to walk to the strip. Anyway, just driving around the city I felt like this place could almost be as good as Disney World if it were morally cleaned up a bit. Or a bit more, okay a lot. But it has the potential to be a nice family friendly place if more people wanted it to be that way.
I’m not really into gambling mostly because I can’t afford to take a chance on losing money. I’m happier playing games where winning or losing only involves play money or ego’s. I didn’t have a lot of time anyway; watching people and investigating the resort complex was interesting enough.