Las Vegas, Nevada
I declare this trip a success already. Traveling with Jen is a pleasure.
Man oh man is this place impressive. I challenge any political or economic system in the world to produce such extremes of excellence. Even though most of what Las Vegas is does not suit my tastes, I greatly admire the skill of how well they do it. Free enerprise (capitalism if you prefer) and most of all vigorous competition, bring out the best of the best. If you're not the best here, you wither and die quickly.
Our plan was to spend one night here. But the first night turned out to be very cold and rainy. We started shopping for shows too late. So we stayed a second night. During the day we toured the strip and we snaggged tickets to Mystere Cirque Du Soleil.
The Mystere show was amazing. All throughout I kept wondering how they loacted, recruited, and trained such marvelously athletic performers.