When I was a kid my family moved down south, and lived just a few miles away from Disney World and Epcot Center.
My folks got us season passes to both parks, and for a few years we were a “theme park family.” Once or twice a month we would visit the parks and ride all of the rides. By the time I was a teenager, I was so beyond burned out that I never wanted to get on another roller coaster again. The old expression “too much of a good thing” is accurate because I haven’t been to a theme park in 10 years now. I feel silly saying this now, but I never visited Las Vegas before due to that aversion to theme parks. From a distance, Las Vegas always seemed like a theme park the size of a city, only with a lot more vice involved. Once I took my first Las Vegas weekend, my whole perspective changed, mostly because of the cannabis. Legal cannabis casts Las Vegas in a whole new light for me. It helped me see beyond the artifice and the dazzling neon and realize that Las Vegas has a small town mentality behind it. The people of Las Vegas are so nice and friendly, they look out for each other and their many visitors. Tourism is the lifeblood of Las Vegas, and if you know where to look there are a lot of genuine, down-to-earth places to see and people to meet. I had pre-judged Las Vegas, and was delighted to find out how wrong I had been.