LAS VEGAS BABY ! – LAS VEGAS , NEVADA – GETTING TO KNOW SIN CITY , SORT OF .

OFB_IMG_1501169677536You’ve  seen  all  of  those  commercials  about  the  city .

You  know  the  ones  I’m  talking  about .

“What  happens  here ,  stays  here . ”

Yeah, sure  you’re  right .

You  know  that’s  not  even  the  truth .

Come  on   now ,  we  saw  your  Facebook  and Instagram  photos  where  you and your  besties  are acting  the  fool  on the  Las  Vegas  Strip .

Your  parents  even  recognized  you doing  things  that  they certainly  didn’t  teach  you  back  home  in  North  Dakota .

Was  that your  grandmother  with you  at the  Chippendale  Theater  at  The Rio  Casino  and  Hotel ? !

Some  of  us  even  saw  your  tweet  on Twitter  .

”  # GETTING  LIT  IN  VEGAS  ”  “#  ALL  ABOUT  THAT  VEGAS  LIFE  ”

It’s  not  only  known  as  “Sin  City”  ,  but to  the  millions  of  people  driving  up from  Los Angeles ,  it’s  sort  of  a  suburb  of  LA LA  Land .

There’s  another  way  to  describe  the  city .

New  York  City  on  steroids .

Trust  me  on  this  one.

I  lived  in  New  York ,  Los  Angeles  AND  LAS  VEGAS .

I’ll  say  it  again  in case  you  missed  it  the  first  time  I  said  it .

Las  Vegas  is  New  York  City  on  steroids ,  the  kind  the  doctor  shouldn’t  even  prescribe  to  you, even  if  you  do  need  it .

This  city  is  24  /  7 ,  just  like  New  York  City .

It  seems  as  though  people  don’t  sleep  here  either .

They  aren’t  just  here  to  lose  their  money  at  the  casinos .

Nope ,  they’re  here  to  party  and  eat  at  all  those  restaurants  and  buffets  that they  heard  a lot  about  back in Tokyo  or   Portland ,  Maine .

Las  Vegas  seems  to  reinvent  itself  not  every  few  years ,  how  about  every  few  months ?

Even  the  old  hotels  being  imploded  to create  even fancier  hotels seem  to  draw crowds .

It’s  just  another  show  on the  Las  Vegas  Strip .

The  city  used  to  be  a  place  where  the  stars  went  to  be  seen  and  heard .

Families  wanted  to  get  in all this  fun  as well .

As  much as  you  want  to  bring  the  kids  with  you ,  leave  them  at home .

No  really ,  leave  little  Jack  and  Jill  at home  with  the  grandparents  or a babysitter ,  even  though  they want to  see the fake  castle  at Excalibur  Hotel  and Casino .

They said they want  to  go to  Circus  Circus  and take in the rides at the  Adventure  Dome, plus they want to  see the guy that looks  like a  lion at Luxor ?

It’s  not a lion, it’s  a sphinx  .

Remind them that Las Vegas  isn’t  Disneyland .

It’s  Disneyland  for adults .

There’s  so much  to do  and see in this  city and it’s  not  even  the  capital  of  Nevada .

More about  Las Vegas  in some  of  my later  posts  about  this  city .

Now ,  I’ll  bet you’re  wondering  just what  is a post  about  Las Vegas  doing  on  a blog post  called  30

 

Plus  Teams ,  30 Plus  Dreams ?

It’s  not  a side  trip ,  even though  it’s  close  to  Los  Angeles ,  Denver ,  Phoenix ,  and Salt  Lake  City .

Oh no .

This wild  and  crazy  city  is the  newest  stop  on the  30 Plus  Teams  Tour .

Beginning  in October  of  this  year  at the  T Mobile    Arena ,  the  National  Hockey  League  welcomes  team  number  31 ,  the   Vegas  Golden  Knights  .

This  already  crazy city  just  got  a little  crazier  with their  first  professional  sports  team .

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