This past weekend was pretty enjoyable for my family. The weather was so good, we decided to take a walk to the park. HBL played some basketball, while Monkey and I cheered from the sidelines. It was a beautiful weekend, and it made me actually enjoy living in Las Vegas.
You may be wondering how I came to live in Las Vegas and how I continue to live here, what with the temperatures matching the surface of the sun in the summertime and it being the capital of car thievery. It sure doesn’t lend itself to being a place to start a family and raising precious babies, either.
Well, four and a half years ago, I had to move here for work. HBL and I were just dating at the time, so thoughts of babies and marriage were far, far, faaar from my mind back then. The move was very uncomfortable for me, a hard transition to make, since I was used to living in or near big cities, like San Francisco and NYC. It felt claustrophobic here because it seemed the only thing happening in Las Vegas was The Strip. Everything else was one, huge suburb.
I remember my first drive around town and wanting to cry because it was so ‘brown’. I remember my first workout at the gym, and seeing every size, shape, and color of boob job, threatening to burst, while jiggling on the treadmill. Spray tan parlors were just as popular as Starbucks, and a trip to the grocery store meant wearing full make-up.
Ah, life in Sin City!
But never mind all that! I want to bring a different point of view to the table, because when you live here, you have to find ways to keep your sanity. And when you find those people/places/things that help, surprise, surprise, living in Las Vegas can actually be quite enjoyable.
Lake Mead is HBL’s most favorite place in Las Vegas. This place is huge, stretching 110 miles away from Hoover Dam. When HBL goes there, he can actually forget that we live in Las Vegas. He loves to visit this place every chance he gets to fish, swim, boat and relax in peace and quiet, far from The Strip.
You can't hook these carp because they're located at the Marina, where fishing is not allowed
HBL and Biscuit
HBL and Biscuit
It breaks our hearts that the water levels are the lowest in its history and still sinking, but it’s still such a wonderful place to visit.
Look out for more about life in Las Vegas!