Enna and I returned from Vegas early Tuesday morning. We spent Friday night through midnight Tuesday morning in Vegas with my girlfriends from high school. It was a very fun and relaxing trip. I miss my friends from my youth. We have all went our separate directions so we don’t get to spend time together as much as we used to.
A few things about Vegas (and these are just my humble opinions)
1: It was dirty. Our hotel room at the Stratosphere had mold in the bathroom. The restaurants were dirty. We all had bouts of sickness after eating the 4 days we were there. Then again we had A LOT of Mexican food…which never helps anyone.
2: It was crazy busy. People were almost shoulder to shoulder walking down the sidewalk at night. I’ve never seen so many people in such a small area before. It was nuts and seriously fascinating since I love to people watch.
3: The hotels were amazing. I cannot imagine the money that floods through those places in a day. My favorite was the Venetian. It was beautiful and amazing. I wish we could have stayed in a room there just for the night. It was so amazing. Caesars was a very close second. The fountains and sculptures. Utterly amazing. (Word of the day folks is AMAZING)
4: There were a lot of crazy people. From the street performers to the homeless people. It was not at all what I’ve ever experienced before. The most depressing part was on Freemont street where we saw several homeless families with small children. It broke my heart and I cannot get the images out of my head. Children my daughters ages holding signs begging for money. It makes me truly grateful for the life I’ve been given.
5: The Vegas airport isn’t a horrible place to hang out in for 8+ hours. Although if you fly Allegiant you are on the ghetto side of the airport. Traveling to gate C was so much nicer…according to Enna and my girlfriend Sarah. They went on search of food after our side of the airport shut down the meal places at 7:00 p.m.
6: There were entirely too many kids walking the strip and in the casinos with their parents. Kids from newborns…yes fresh baby newborns to tweens were walking the strip at 2 a.m. I don’t think that Vegas is such a family oriented place. From the scantily clad women and men that are “performing” on the streets to the cage dancers at Caesars there were things that I don’t think any young child needs to see.
7: Max Brenner Chocolate. OMG. Go. Seriously. Go and eat your weight in chocolate desserts. It was so good. We had a s’more crepe and chocolate cake with strawberries. The coffee was the best we had while we were there. I may still be dreaming of this place. AMAZING!
8: Even women who stand with their boobs hanging out have standards. They won’t let you touch them. I asked. HA!
It was a crazy, fun and amazing experience, but I highly doubt I will ever go back. Once was enough. Although I did win $30 (which I then lost + some), I got to show Enna a little American tradition, and I got to spend 4 days with girls whom I love dearly.
It was a good weekend.