I’ve been to a casino twice. The first time was on my birthday to collect my free $10 in birthday cash (with no obligation to gamble) and the other was on an impromptu day trip with Dave. I played the penny slots, lost money and that was that. The romanticism of the day was pretty much shot after seeing elderly people feebly toting their oxygen tanks to each slot machine. (Thank goodness smoking wasn’t allowed.)
Honestly, I feel like you’d get a better experience gambling at home with sites like http://www.luckynuggetcasino.com/au. Add a stiff drink and a strobe light for ambiance and it sounds like Sin City to me. And it’s a heck of a lot cheaper.
But I get the allure of the Vegas Strip. Flashing lights, beautiful people, a peacock-display of wealth, and warm weather. That last bit might actually be enough to convince me to jet set to Vegas. I’m yearning for 80-degree weather and the ability to lay poolside all day, which is exactly what I’d do. My travel bag would be stuffed to the brim with the brightest pool items I could find: a hot pink swimsuit, big sunglasses (for anonymity, naturally), gold sandals, and show-stopping jewelry.
And, since it is Vegas, a sequin cocktail dress, feather faux lashes and the highest stilettos I can manage are a must. After all, do you really think I could resist flirting with Lady Luck at least one night in the casino?
Have you been to Vegas? What’s in your bag?
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