Where am I?
A few days ago I embarked on a nice leisurely mini vacation with loved ones. My brother is passing a milestone birthday and much of my East Coast family decided it would be a great idea to meet in Las Vegas to celebrate. Oh great, wonderful, golly gee exciting. Just what I need after divorce hell and life rebuilding. My support group recharging. I drove, not too far, great drive, no traffic, four hours, magnificent mountains, soothing valleys, well chosen music. Oh yes, started out great.
I should have known. Although always loads of fun, my family experiences are never quite soothing. Once there, after the initial big hugs, what the heys, who got sick on the plane etc. the nice leisurely vacation went down the strip. Literally. The Las Vegas Strip is now a maze of steel, brick and frame and God knows what. Really, there are things out there not to be recognized.
Beware the mass jungle of bodies, stairways, railways, monorails, roller coasters, loud music, glaring and blaring neon signs, high rises stacked so close the recognition of the beautiful valley and surrounding mountain ranges erased. Top that with who is meeting where, who wants to do what, who can't operate anything electronic (like a camera) without it breaking, who is lagging behind because their back hurts and feet cramp, oops later - must go eat - everyone is waiting, they want to go- NOW- dang can I at least get dressed?
I'm Baaack..... after donating much to the Vegas reconstructions costs by way of the unarmed bandit (most of the one armed bandits have been dearmpitated (my word again... I do that alot).
I have a sibling who has, what we call, " Electronic Breakdown Syndrome," seriously. Anything electronic she even breaths on breaks instantly. Terrible affliction, has had it for years. We try not to let her touch anything we want to last for awhile, but unfortunately, strangers don't know this and, oh boy, some guy asked my sister to take a picture with his camera, caplooey.... Sorry man. Hope that wasn't expensive.
~signed The Wacky Ex~