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Friday, April 13, 2012

A to Z Blogfest, Around the World in 30 Days -- Las Vegas

Like it or hate it, Las Vegas is a favorite American destination. That's why the Passenger to Paradise chose that city as the "L" for Around the World in 30 Days.

A few years ago, the city tried to clean up its image and become a family destination. That didn't work out very well, so they are back to the slogan, "What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas."

Because Las Vegas is the location of the Public Safety Writers annual conference, the Passenger has visited the city several times in recent years. It's interesting to wander among the slot machines en route to and from workshops, she's found. The conference food is excellent, and she looks forward to those lunches. In the past, she's taken in some of the theatre productions, including "Mama Mia."

On the final day of each conference, she takes a certain amount of money--big for her, but laughingly small for regular gamblers--and plays the slot machines, penny ones, of course.  Last year, she played as long as she could and was down to almost nothing when she decided to switch machines and play to the last penny. All of a sudden, she hit a winning streak and regained her losses plus a little more. She calmed her urge to play some more.

Maybe one day she could become a gambler, but not anytime soon. And so continues her love/hate relationship with the city.
"Sky View En Route to Vegas"

Have you been to Las Vegas? What did you think?


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I've been to Vegas. And it doesn't matter the time of day - there are always people everywhere.

Monti said...

Alex, that's one thing I like about. Something is going on night and day. And you can get good prices on meals in the middle of the night!

Thanks for commenting.

Jackie said...

I've never been to Las Vegas. I'm not sure I want to

Monti said...

You haven't missed a lot, Jackie, unless you are a gambler!

Patricia Stoltey said...

I like Vegas for about three days at a time. I was there a whole week last year when my husband was in a bridge tournament. I did the town with an old friend from high school, and saw my very first Cirque du Soleil (Love -- the Beatles) among other things. I admit it, I had lots of fun.