Sunday, March 21, 2010

Family Friendly?

When I originally went to Las Vegas, I fell in love with the whole experience. That was in the mid 1970's. Many casinos since have faded away and many more have risen. However, I still feel present that original feeling even today. I married in Vegas. It's my home away from home. I took my son into the casinos when he was just born. My friends criticized me about taking my son to Vegas with me. I still take him and he is 16. What they miss is that Las Vegas had families before it had casinos and families still exist today. My son has learned a healthy respect towards gambling and Las Vegas. Plus, we are very close.

Having said all that, Las Vegas is anytown USA. People make a town which is also the case with Las Vegas. True, it is a city reliant on gambling revenue. I'm sure there are many people who profess the evils of gambling and why Las Vegas is the perpetrator of that evil. But, there are many good people there and they help make this city great. All one has to do is peruse the local newspaper or T.V. news and see all the great things that are happening.

Back to the travel aspect of my discussion. When I book a room, it is in a casino that has a wide variety of food options. Plus, it has a movie theater, bowling alley and other ways for a young person to be entertained. The important thing to remember is that your children want to have fun and spend a little time with you. So, try to make some time for them while in Vegas. I guarantee it is well worth the effort. Additionally, security is a must and the children must know the rules regarding their behavior within the casinos. Everything in place, everyone, including other guests, will have a good time.

If shopping is an enjoyable activity to your family, there are numerous shopping malls and outlets in the area. Designer fashions, electronics, anything your heart could desire. Of course, this not one of my pastimes, but I know many who like this activity. If thrifting is your thing, you will find many opportunities for this fun. For more info on this, consult my wife's blog of which I am a friend.

Well, my advice was kind of general this time but if you want specifics feel free to leave a question. I'd like to help make your stay in Vegas a great one. And, no I'm not compensated by Las Vegas in any way. However, I could be persuaded. Oh, that feeling I get in Vegas, is great city energy, feeling important and special. Plus, that at any moment, I could become a winner. Anyway, until next time, I wish you and your family happiness and good fortune.

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