I spent about an hour on the Las Vegas Strip, looking around at the sights, listening to the music and the sounds, and taking it all in.
I was looking for the perfect place to relax after a hard day’s work.
My wife, Amanda, was with me.
We’d just returned from a three-day cruise through the Caribbean.
I told her about the Vegas strip, and she said, “It’s all about the people, and they all seem to want to be there.”
I was going to Vegas, she said.
I knew it would be a little different than anything else.
I thought, “I’ll go.”
And we did.
We went to the MGM Grand, sat in a bar with a handful of other people, watched a few shows, and talked.
We decided to go to the State Fair.
The hotel, the casinos, the food, the shows.
It was all about a group of people looking for something.
Amanda and I got in line to take pictures with the rides, which had a few thousand of us.
I remember thinking, This is crazy.
I don’t know if this is what I was expecting.
We had to wait a few minutes, but we were told to wait.
It turned out, the crowds were the same as we had expected.
I felt like I had arrived at the most wonderful time in my life.
Amanda said, I don the people look the same, but I feel so lucky to have had them.
She said, It’s the perfect feeling.
It’s like you’re part of something, and you can see it.
And I couldn’t be more happy.
I wanted to make sure that my wife and I would have a great time.
We did, and we didn’t regret it.