Another item has been checked off my bucket list thanks to my amazing husband. I will forever wonder what I did to deserve him. It like that song in Sound of Music, “Something Good”. That song sums up my feelings about my Mister pretty well. Check it out here if you haven’t heard it before. Which you should have because- Hello? Sound of Music… but Broadway musts are a blog post for another day…
So off to Vegas we went and it was a first for us both. I don’t think either of us knew what to expect. Sure, you see it on movies and in television shows, but what was it REALLY going to be like? The answer in short? Just what I was expecting. A lot of people, a lot of lights. A lot of reasons to raise eyebrows and a ton of reasons to smile and laugh. We had a great time!
We gambled, we stayed at the Venetian, we gambled, we went to the Hoover Dam, we gambled, we saw a comedian, we gambled, we hit a jackpot (whatever we didn’t give back to the casino is already in the bank so don’t come a-knockin’)…It was just a fun time.
I thought about the city’s nickname while we were there. Sin City. And its funny, right? There are all these illicit things happening around and I was oblivious to them all. Nothing sinful about our trip. Just a hubby and wife checking things off their bucket lists. Having fun and making memories. And it occurred to me. Things, people and places are only as “bad” or “sinful” as we allow them to be. We choose what we let into our lives and what we shun out.
I am sure there are people out there reading this that have Vegas stories that would knock our socks off. And of course, the old adage, “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.” must be the mantra of many or why would it be the city’s slogan. But WHY? Why live a life like that? Why be that type of person? Why allow those things into our lives? Our story? What happened in Vegas are things we can tell our kids in the years to come. Doesn’t make for a great t-shirt but it does make for a great life! Its nice living that kind of life.