Why do I go to Vegas? To get away! Vegas isn’t just a destination, it is a frame of mind. It’s an oasis in a desert of reality. My wife and I don’t often get an opportunity to get away from our responsibilities, but when we do… we go to Vegas. We love to make plans for months before we go, just to ignore them and do whatever the hell we want to. We go because when we are there, we aren’t middle aged people walking through life just trying to get ahead; we are a couple of young kids tearing up the town without a care in the world. In Vegas we don’t worry about money! I am cheap while there compared with many, but I come with plenty of cash to do the things I want to do, and I don’t try to keep a cent of it. We use it for whatever we feel like at the time (usually playing games). If things are going well, and they usually do at least 1 night, we treat ourselves to something special, something over the top for us. $200 champagne in the room, an extravagant dinner, whatever trips our fancy. To many “our Vegas” may be tame or even boring… but in our minds were living life by the seat of our pants there. Of course drinks are involved, and the best part is most of them are “comped”! Yes, they give us drinks just for playing games we enjoy playing. Each time we have been to Vegas we have had the opportunity to see a comedy show, and have never been disappointed by the talent. We usually see some adult themed show, and though it often doesn’t measure up to expectations… it always puts us in the mood to be just a bit naughtier. We have seen cirque’s, off Broadway, magic, lounge, and variety shows… not all great, but most were great ways to share some time with each other. Even the bad ones gave us something great to talk about after. We have met interesting random people each time! One night we met a kid on his bachelor party and did shots with he and his “crew” until the sun came up. Another night we took turns on the pole in the stripper bar with an odd couple that wanted to mix things up, we were able to sneak away before things got too crazy. The list goes on and on, and each one as much fun as the last. Another thing we love is as Frank once put it “I love to wake up in a city that doesn’t sleep”… well forget New York, I have been there a number of times and it doesn’t measure up to Vegas’ all nighters. Day blends into night and nights blend into day and other than the ticking clock of the enviable return to reality we don’t care! For a middle aged couple who sits in front of the tube to unwind, usually ready to pass out early in the real world, we often catch ourselves asking, what the hell is the sun doing up as we exit an establishment in Vegas. We are invigorated, rejuvenated, and intoxicated in Vegas. Cortez was searching too far south, the fountain of youth was hidden in the desert. After reading the above, my wife agreed that I just about summed up our love for Vegas, but felt it would only be a half-truth if I didn’t mention the renewing of our relationship while in there. Our time in Vegas is one big date, filled with romance and shared moments that we will think back on for the rest of the year until we can go again. Of course it’s not all hugs and kisses; we have some hot moments as well! This is the best parts of Vegas! So why do you go to Vegas?