are many fascinating places in this magical world of ours. There
are places with all kinds of intrigue, from placid serenity to historic
grandeur. One place which possesses an incredible amount of energy
is Las Vegas, Nevada.
city just never seems to slow down, People move quickly and systematically
from show to show, casino to casino. restaurant to restaurant. hotel
to hotel, day and night. There are state of the art tennis and golf
resorts. active even in the summer heat of the Nevada desert. When
that summer sun sets, darkness fails to place its stranglehold on
the neon city. Everywhere you look you can find something to dazzle
-----When I was just a child my family
made a stop in this lively city on our way to California. In hopes
of simultaneously satisfying the entertainment desires of children
and adults alike, we converged on the Circus, Circus Casino. It
is a rather large casino with a variety of circus acts taking place
high above the gambling floor. All of this is surrounded by a multitude
of arcades, shops, and other attractions; a virtual smorgasbord
of adventure for all ages.
-----My sister and I were literally
overwhelmed by the place with all its glitter, glamour, and glitz.
We had the time of our lives! But out of all the wonderfully elaborate
things designed to capture children's intrigue (and therefore their
parents' money), the grand attraction was a tiny half-inch step
just outside the doorway. It literally captivated us as we stood
by the newspaper racks for what seemed like hours, waiting for our
parents, and watching each person who left the fabulous resort.
Beginning with us, about two in every three people who left the
building tripped over that tiny obstacle. My sister and I generally
shared a childhood filled with the riches of giggles, but that evening
we found the pot of gold at the end of laughter's rainbow. I don't
know when we have laughed so hard, watching the reactions of all
varieties of people as they experienced the misfortune of faulty
footing. Never once did we warn a soul, for what then would be our
entertainment? But all great things must come to an end. Our parents
came out the door, tripped over the little step, and took us away
as we laughed our fool heads off!
-----Many years later, my sister was
married in Las Vegas. There were many friends and family there and
much activity surrounding the wedding. But through all the hustle
and bustle, we managed to find ourselves at Circus, Circus in search
of that famous side door. With all the major change that had taken
place in the city in recent years, we were delighted to find that
some places in this worls are still of a sacred enough nature to
be unspoiled by progress. The doorway was little used now, but there
beneath our feet, our tiny step still remained to greet unsuspecting
visitors. I guess some things do last forever after all.
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