Last week my Fancy Friends and I flew to Las Vegas for a highfalutin’ birthday celebration. I’ve been there roughly a half dozen times so this wasn’t my first rodeo, however, as I learned from watching Sesame Street every day with my kids – never stop learning.
10 Things I Learned In Las Vegas:
1. There is so much more to Vegas than the strip; the Southwestern terrain is among the most beautifully breathtaking in the world.
2. The Blue Man Group does not like to be touched in the face.
3. The Encore lobby displays more than 160,000 fresh flowers – each of them switched out every three weeks.
4. Breakfast beer + airplane wine + hotel whiskey + pool cabana vodka + pool cabana wine + desert sun – water = being escorted out of the pool and back to your hotel room in a courtesy wheelchair.
5. During peak electricity periods, enough water runs through the Hoover Dam generators to fill 15 average sized swimming pools (20,000 gallons each) in 1 second.
6. Never play poker with a guy named Jackpot Willie. But if you happen to see him tell him he still owes me a steak dinner for keeping up my end of the bargain. He’ll know what it means.
7. Camels were used as pack animals in Nevada as late as 1870.
8. There are many, many, MANY people in Las Vegas who would be more than happy to provide you with drugs. A hotel security officer is not one of them.
9. Las Vegas welcomes over 39.7 million tourists each year.
10. What Happens In Vegas, Stays In Vegas is a hard and fast rule. Unless one of your best friends is a blogger.