I’ve made it through the first week of the A to Z Challenge! Writing a post a day has been tiring, but it’s been worth it to start seeing real, live comments (as opposed to my usual process of talking to myself)!
Today I’m featuring Fremont Street in Las Vegas!
When I was younger, my dad used to have annual conventions for work at different locations across the country. We always got to tag along when they were in Virginia Beach, and the whole family went the year it was in Anaheim. But we were never included when the destination was Las Vegas.
My dad isn’t big on travel (he doesn’t like to fly and he’s kind of a homebody), but he always loved visiting Vegas. He would come home and tell me about the casinos and his gambling experiences and the lights and the many crazy people, and I wished that I could tag along to see it all. I remember one year he came home and told me about Fremont Street. The way he explained the light show that stretches out above a 4-block stretch sounded so foreign and so impressive to me, and we made plans to go together, as soon as I was old enough.
For several years, we talked about going to Vegas for my 21st birthday. Then 2009 came and went, and we never made it. We started talking about a weekend in the more accessible Atlantic City instead, but that too…hasn’t happened yet. Even my sister joined in: for her 21st birthday, we talked about going to Atlantic City, just the three of us. But she hit that mark over a year ago, and we still haven’t been.
So Vegas has become an elusive creature for me. It’s something we talk about but never actually follow through on. I’d really like to experience it for the first time with my dad, as it’s so connected with him in my mind. Maybe we’ll make it in 2018 to celebrate my big 3-0?
For those of you who have been, what were the highlights of your trip to Las Vegas? Does anyone else like to travel with family? Any elusive places that you talk about but just haven’t quite made it?