Saturday, April 12, 2008

Long Strange Trip

Viva Las Vegas
Originally uploaded by lucky lisp

So, I joined W on a business trip to Vegas for 4 days and feel like I've been away for weeks. I had never been to Vegas before and let me tell those of you who haven't been there either, it is a really weird and crazy place. But, I had a lot more fun than I ever thought I would.

You kind of have to check your moral compass at the door. One of the conference members described Vegas as representing everything that is wrong with America. True. It really should not exist. It is in the middle of the dessert, literally. There should not be 2 million people plus millions of tourists in the middle of such a dry and inhospitable place. But there are, and they are all on one long 24/7 party streak. The place never sleeps. You can go into the casinos at 3:00 in the afternoon or 11:00 at night or 7:00 in the morning and see the same amount of betting and drinking and eating. The casinos are amazing spectacles of engineering and decadence. The shops are amazing. The hotels are amazing.

Anyway, we had a great time. My friend Melissa was able to come up from Phoenix to visit for a couple of days and keep me company while W worked. We had a great time exploring the casinos/hotels on the strip. There is so much to see you really can't see it all in just a couple of days, but I think we did pretty good. It really is like visiting an amusement park of sorts, but with alcohol and naked girls. We didn't go hog wild, but we did our fair share of gorging ourselves in all that is bad/good about Vegas. Nachos and Margaritas at 10:30 in the morning? When in Vegas....

After 4 days of drinking and eating and gambling and generally having a great time I'm ready to just be at home and detox myself. Brown Rice and greens only for the next week or two.

On a crafty note, I was able to get some embroidery done on the plane to and from Vegas. I'm working on embelishing some napkins I've had for a few years to make pillows for our new furniture. It may take me awhile, but I think they will be really great accents against the green and brown of the couch and chair.

1 comment:

Gabriel said...

I remember my trips to vegas....sort of! I'm glad to hear you guys had fun. I've always had fun there, but it is dirty...definitely a dirty city. We should talk about it sometime....over!