Las Vegas! Is there any better playground in the world? Any better indication of vulgar yet proud, tacky yet beautiful, sinful yet ....ummmm, not as sinful place in the world?
I'm not even talking about the gambling per say. When I go with my wife, our goal is to at least break even, or lose enough to justify all the free drinking. No, my friends, I'm talking about the sheer tacky explosion of wealth displayed. Lakes in the middle of the desert. Thousands of pounds fresh meats and fish sent in every day. City blocks filled with huge and towering buildings that cost millions. The lights! It costs the Luxor around $25,000 an hour to keep that top spotlight lit. You can see it from the moon (supposedly).
Everything is huge. Not big but huge. You can have a great time being very cheap, or spending top dollar. And of course, anything (for a price) is available no matter how twisted or pure you are.
So, I present to you (and ask you to toss in your own) my favorites (and note that I'll use 'one of my favorites' when needed since its nearly impossible to pick just one):
One of my favorite resturants: Its a Brazilian one in the Mirage, I think. Best thing is, they give you this thing with one top red, and the other green. Turn it to green for more food, turn it over to red, to keep them from giving you more. Food, of course, is great.
Best place to gamble: Any of them downtown. You're a sucker when you play on the strip, but downtown you at least can find $1 blackjack and looser slots. For some reason, I've had really good luck at the airport. (Slot machines in an airport? God bless you Vegas)
Best Show: O and most of the time, whoever is playing at the comedy clubs (Rat Pack is back, was a great show, too)
Best Club: Not a clubber per say but the one at the Mirage made me feel like a 'made man' (cost more though )
Best Vegas 'Cheese': I dunno, but I still love the Rat Pack and Elvis thing. If I can see Fat Elvis do an afternoon show, I'm happy.
Ack, so much more to add, but it looks like I got some quick work to do, be back soon......
edit: F me, I though this was in the Everything Else section. Guys? Can you move it? Sorry it was posted in politics.