I have never been to Las Vegas.

by Iamallcool 25 Replies latest jw friends

  • scary21

    Back in the late 80's I lived in Mt. Charleston.. I would lay out in the sun at Caesar's Palace by the pool and then go up to the mountain snowmobiling on the same day. I lived at the very top by the old lodge.

    Before that I had been there several times. No desire to go back. Had enough. I have had many chances and my only sister goes often..

    She loves it and at 63 she still goes clubbing. LOL

  • mickbobcat

    I have read that Lake Mead is down so much they have shut off the turbines. So water is a huge issue, there is talk of stopping all the lawns and swimming pools.

  • DesirousOfChange

    To me it was hard to believe that this City was built on the basis of people throwing their money away.

  • GrreatTeacher

    Mick, that is an excellent summary for a visitor.

    Iamallcool, if you have the chance, then go visit. Excellent advice about staying away from gambling and Mick has mentioned stuff that even I would enjoy seeing.

    I could never live in the desert because of the heat and because I love the greenery on the east coast, but that's a personal preference.

    BTW, the House always has the advantage. Keep that in mind if you decide to gamble. Set yourself a gambling money allotment and don't spend a penny more. Keep in mind that it is not an investment and will likely be all gone just like your food money or gas money. It's just paying for the fun of gambling for an hour or so.

    I have an old slot machine that uses tokens. On the easy setting it takes an hour of steady feeding it your money before it hits the jackpot. On the medium setting it takes about 2 hours, and on the hard setting it takes about 3 hours. It's not random at all. The worst thing you can do is jump on a "hot" machine just after someone wins a jackpot.

    But, yeah, go visit, have fun and find out if you like it!

  • GrreatTeacher

    Punky, the Canadian side of Niagara Falls is better. Much better view. You did good.

    Although the American side has the Ride over the Falls in a Barrel ride and there was never any queue. . .

    Yeah, stick to the "Maid of the Mist" cruise.😋

  • Overrated

    Neveda, Las Vegas is a whole different place. Lot of fun things to do .

  • My Name is of No Consequence
    My Name is of No Consequence

    My sister lives in one of the Las Vegas suburbs. Her and her family really like it.

  • JW GoneBad
    JW GoneBad

    If you're a guy...I hear there's a ton of great Gentlemen's Night Clubs to visit & if you're a gal...I hear there's a ton of Gentlemen's Night Clubs you can take your significant other/husband/boyfriend to!🤣🤣🤣

  • JW GoneBad
    JW GoneBad

    ...What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas...whether you're a PIMO, exJW or active JW! 🤣🤣🤣

  • Brock Talon
    Brock Talon

    I've been to Vegas probably 20+ times. The earlier times were personal trips, the remaining mostly for business.

    When you say "Las Vegas" I assume you mean the strip, which gets all the attention, but there are actually lots of cool things to do off the strip as well. Over the years, as my business often required me to stay for 5, 6, 7 days at a time, I grew tired of the place. But that only happened slowly because there were so many things to do there and each year there was something fresh to see or do. So while it would be easy for me to say now that I do not really like the place much any more (which would be true) it would also be a bit hypocritical of me because I actually enjoyed going there at one time quite a bit.

    For the record, I am not much of a gambler, I don't smoke cigarettes (but do enjoy a cigar now and then) and my drinking is relatively modest. As such, the casino action itself never really interested me. It was all the other "stuff" that was so enjoyable.

    Vegas is a place that everyone should experience at least once in their life. It's like a Disney theme park for adults.

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