Monday, March 22, 2010

An Escape From Life As You Know It

Vegas.

In a word: Craziness!

Extended backyard visit #2 (I am really working on this backyard adventure thing)...road trip to Las Vegas!

Aah, Vegas. One of those places that fills the heart with excitement at the sound of the name. Well, either excitement, or worry...depending on what kind of mischief your personal Vegas excursions might entail, but for me, excitement.

A brief glimpse into the life of a Vegas adventure: Decide to go on Thursday. Go to work (or don't...if you're me) Friday–leave work early (or take your time, paint your nails, take a nap, watch a movie) pack, and hit the road. Arrive late. Eat. Change, go out to party. Fun, fun, fun. Eat. Crawl into bed between 5 and 6 am. Saturday–Wake up groggy somewhere around midday. Eat. Gamble/Shop/Pool/Drink, whatever most strikes your fancy. Chill. Eat. Get ready for partying Round Two. Cutest outfit, hit the club. Wait to get in, or if you're fancy...skip the line entirely. Fun, fun, fun. Eat. Crash. Sunday–Wake up extra groggy this time now that two rounds is starting to catch you. Eat. Make the slow and traffic ridden trek home, all the while discussing all the bits and pieces of crazy that took place over the course of the trip, looking at the pictures you probably forgot were taken, and cracking up at the hilarity of it all. And then eat again.

Las Vegas, Nevada may not be one of those typical travel destinations. Not one where you stop to see sights, wear a fanny pack and sneakers (although NO destination could ever find me caught dead dressed like that!) and take pictures of endless structures you will never remember the names of. But it is a vacation for your soul. A place where you can forget that you are unemployed/broke/unhappy/bored/single/married (sad, I know) and everything else that is real, get lost in a jungle of fantasy and lies and enjoy yourself completely for just a few days.

It is a temporary escape from life as you know it.

4 comments:

Verity said...

Great description of Las Vegas! :). I love that place! It is my favourite city I have visited in the US. It is just such a crazy place. I would love to go back again. It's a playground for adults. Not to mention that I love roulette (though I have to be very careful... gambling runs in the family!). Glad to hear your backyard exploration is going well :)

Meliha said...

We can't get enough of Vegas...always something fun to do!

--Meliha
http://straddling-continents-cultures.blogspot.com/

Miss Footloose said...

"excape from being unemployed/broke/unhappy/bored/single/married (sad, I know)"

Surely you do not suffer from all these maladies at the same time. However, I understand every one of these conditions can easily be cured in Las Vegas!

Tim said...

hahah you sound like my type of travelbuddy, I think that weekend described this very last weekend trek into DC (only 20 minutes away,and I work there almost everyday... but hey you're on this whole explore your backyard deal, so here is my ode' to you my dear haha! And it is not an escape from "reality"...it is embracing the lose control aspect of life that we all need to balance out the "bored" feelings we have...isnt it funny how we can preach about having nothing, completly unmaterialistic...but damn those mojitos on the pool of the belagio and late night weezy remix club poppin ragefests are oh so necessary as well...haha cheers Tara

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