Perhaps I’ve mentioned that we’ll be spending Christmas in Las Vegas.
Shrugging off the hustle of home for the holidays has long been a dream for both of us. We just want to see what it’s like to wake up on December 25th in the desert and to make it a totally different experience. Oh, there’ll be gifts, long ago purchased, wrapped and at the ready for those at home.
So, why Vegas? It might seem like an odd choice for two people who don’t drink or gamble. But for starters it’s been 20 years since either of us has been there and it’s an entirely different city now. There’s a ton of stuff to see and do and it’s a perfect location for sight-seeing. We’ve rented a Harley to take us to the Grand Canyon, the Hoover Dam and other points of interest. Hotels have slashed prices for the holidays because let’s face it, when you think of the birth of Jesus you don’t usually think of Vegas first! So it’s economically wise as well.
Here’s the thing: everyone who has been to Las Vegas recently has a piece of advice about what we should do while we’re there. Outlet shopping just off the strip is apparently a gas. The Paris buffet is a must-do and we’re now going to skip the Criss Angel show because trusted travelers tell us it’s not worth the time or expense. We’ll have 2 or 3 Harley-less days to explore the strip and see what needs to be seen. So please, share your experiences, good and bad. Any and all ideas are welcome – please leave them here! We leave in a couple of weeks…but who’s counting? Thanks!