The food, the gambling, the shopping, the partying. I think we can agree that Las Vegas is good for these things. However, with Sarah’s recent trip, I’ve realized there is yet another addition I wish to show you; the pictures. With Sarah taking more pictures than Napoleon had men in his armies, I thought she could take a crack at a small picture tour. So without further ado, I’ll turn this post over to Sarah for her look at Las Vegas. Enjoy.
So what can I say about Las Vegas. I know there is more to discover than what’s available on the strip, but you can only experience so much during your first visit to Sin City. Especially during New Year’s, where you end up wasting an entire day on recovery. I found it very surreal at times, almost akin to a larger version of West Edmonton Mall. Rides, crowds, food, and shopping; just on a larger scale. The big difference was watching people two fist bottles of booze, only to look up at the clock and realize it’s 9 in the morning.
Thanks to Chris, I was aware of a few culinary delights and with technology as it is, I could call him on a whim to find a restaurant or address. Casinos, what can I say. There were really all the same at the end of the day. Some had taller ceilings, some were a bit nicer, some smelled better, but they all had that cheap neon glow. There is a funny juxtaposition between building these fancy hotels and casinos only to place the same looking slot machines we could find here at the River Cree. For some reason, I expected things to be a little more classy. There are some neat shops. Although, with our ever-increasing size, Edmonton is starting to see many of the US favourites. I should say that at one point we were sipping complimentary martini’s (at 11AM) while trying on dresses; how very Vegas. The people were great. Everyone we interacted with were friendly, giving us a great welcome feeling during our stay.
I know I’ll definitely be back with Chris one day, if for nothing else but the food and shows. Otherwise Las Vegas, I hate to say it, your bright signs and plinko sound effects weren’t enough to leave me longing for more.