It’s been a few years, actually four or five, since I visited Las Vegas. I appreciate the great restaurants and shows, but my increasing age is in direct proportion to the growing number of things that are not worth standing in line or sitting in traffic. Both of those icky things are a huge part of Las Vegas.
There are a few good weeks to visit Las Vegas when the traffic is lower and lines are smaller. Thanksgiving week is one of those times.
So…here we are…away from the typical turkey day tension of preparing, cooking, serving, cleaning up, and still keeping a running argument going on politics and religion. Nice change of pace and the food is still super great. Thanks Golden Nugget Thanksgiving Buffet.
So much of Las Vegas is the same. The city was part of my sales territory and after spending twenty days a year here for twenty years, I moved here in the late ‘90s for a few years. Great to see so many of the same Mom and Pop stores and restaurants hanging on.
So much of Las Vegas is brand new. Ever changing, ever growing. The elegant Smith Center with its multiple concert halls and theaters opened in 2012. We were happy to take in a play and see this beautiful venue.
The other new thing I wanted to check out, not ride, is the zip line along the ceiling of the Fremont Street Experience. We talked my sister-in-law into doing the soaring. She loved it and it looked like fun. Next time you visit Las Vegas, you have to do this.
I hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful and enjoy this long weekend. Unless, of course, you’re doing the Black Friday thing. If so, get some rest.