I wanted to introduce Annet and Jonas to Las Vegas, otherwise known as ‘Sin City”. A place to indulge, eat too much, spend too much, forget about life and immerse oneself in an alternate reality. which the city offers.
Four-dollar cups of coffee, three-dollar bottles of coca cola were all helpful in helping me forget the value of money. A hundred dollar daily allowance towards gambling, I felt, was plenty to bring home the winning and pay for all our indulging. The first night I felt quite clever, coming back to our room richer by 55 dollars. The next day I decided to show Annet how to play Blackjack and went to the only open Blackjack table, where the minimum bet was 15 dollars. I handed over a 100-dollar bill, fully expecting to impress Annet with my gambling prowess. I think it might have been more entertaining for Annet for me to light the 100 dollars on fire and watch it burn, at the very least it would have taken longer for me to get rid of it..
As we head towards the splendor of the Grand Canyon, a different reality is enveloping us. It is in this country that Mother Earth reveals her majesty, as one can literally experience the primordial presence that is revealed in her timeless landscape. When held in contra distinction to Mother Earth, the best thing about Las Vegas is leaving it.