Thursday, April 2, 2009

Las Vegas in 24!

In 24 hours, I will bust out of my cubicle and head to the airport for a weekend trip to Las Vegas. I have never been to Las Vegas before, so - perfect timing! - this trip will be my first blogged-about new experience.

My plan is to spend much of the time just walking around, soaking in the sights, sounds, people and sunshine. If is right, I'll be enjoying daytime temperatures in the 60's to low 70's, which will be a nice break from the last few dreary days in overcast Chicago.

I didn't pick Vegas - Vegas picked me:
About three and a half weeks ago, my mom called me at work and asked me if I would like to go to Las Vegas if she bought a ticket for me. Ummm, no brainer. She goes every year to attend a big conference where she can get a good chunk of the continuing medical education credits she needs for the year. When it turned out that the friend she usually brings along couldn't go this year, I got the call!

It will be great to see my mom, and I think she will be in her element as she shows me around Vegas. I believe she has tickets to at least one show, and I'm sure that she will want to set aside some time for gambling. So I think I should decide before I leave how much money I'm willing to lose at the casino(s). For a person who is already in debt, how much is too much?

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