We headed to “Sin City” yesterday to celebrate the New Year. My aunt has a condo just outside of town where she stays a few months in the winter. So a large group of my family were invited for a visit.
Considering it can seem to take days just getting out of LA County, it’s just about a 4 hour drive into Nevada. A lot of people think the drive is ugly, but I rather like it. The desert is quite bare and brown this time of year, but the mountains are a sight.
Each range we passed was so different than the previous. Some are so rocky, some are rounded, some are light in colors while others are dark.
The desert is always a good bet for sunsets.
I am a sucker for a good sunset, and the mountains turn purple. Beautiful
Since we are not staying at a hotel/casino, our time gambling is limited. That’s fine by me. I love to play the games and chat with the dealers, but I can’t stand losing my hard-earned money. When I do play, I’m frugal. So when we went out last night, I was expecting to play for about an hour; figuring I wouldn’t last more than that. How exciting it was then to have out-played everyone else at craps and then black jack, tripling my winnings!
After all was said and done, I came home with two of these bad boys and some change. Now I have to decide, do I end 2011 richer or keep playing since it’s not my money anyways…we shall see!
Happy New Years! I hope 2012 is happy for everyone!