Vegas Baby!

I am in Vegas today for business.  I arrive at 8:30 and leave about 12 hours later.

I should be clear about this… I am not a Vegas lover.

There are lots of reasons to like Vegas for lots and lots of different people.  I am not one of those people.

When your perfect places look like this…


or this…



well… Vegas doesn’t have much to offer me…

Nope... no thank you.

I dislike that the only green is on the golf courses and the fact that there even ARE golf courses in the desert. I dislike those one-star casinos full of blue hairs/no hairs sitting like zombies in front of slot machines… like a voluntary version of the Matrix.  I dislike that some folks actually believe the “what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas” line.

All that said… I almost moved there.  It was for a girl.  It didn’t work out.  That last trip lasted about 12 hours too.

I know my dislike of Vegas puts me out of the mainstream.  People who don’t gamble like it for the shows and the shopping and the whores.  I don’t really gamble, I don’t shop much and I’m not into whoring… so… what’s left?  Buffets?

If I were offered a Month in Vegas or a day in Andros, I’d take the day in Andros… or Belize… or Grand Bahama, or Hawaii or… well… anywhere warm with (natural) palm trees and wagging tails (bonefish tails, that is).

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  1. Need to get out of Vegas proper….go to Mt. Charleston about a 40 minute drive it’s nice there and cooler. This time of year it will still be warmer but high today is 73 degrees. See weather link here

  2. Ron Zigelhofer

    You’ve got a golf course in you ‘dessert’? What flavor is it?

  3. Yup. My girlfriend and sisters recently went to Vegas. They had fun and ate cheesecake and saw some fountains. I couldn’t think of a place I would like to visit less so while they were doing that I went here on a semi DIYish type trip.

    I think I made a good call. Would love to get over to the States some day and do a rockies trout trip though.

  4. bonefishbjorn

    I’m sure there are nice things… nice places… even beautiful places… those are the places I end up though. My soul needs either pine trees or mangroves.

  5. bonefishbjorn

    Yeah… slip of the keys on that one.

  6. bonefishbjorn

    I’ve never done the Rockies… done MT, WY, OR and CA mostly. A tiny bit of NV and NM as well. California has a ton of excellent fishing. I’m lucky to live there, really.

    I suppose I should be glad people have Vegas to go to, or they might crowd up the beautiful places I love so much.

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