IMPORTANT: I forgot that to get the full trip report, you have to hit "older posts" in the bottom right hand corner of the first loaded blog page. Then the rest of the trip report should load. Sorry.
This is a very, very long trip report and certainly is more than anyone wants to read.
However, I write primarily to remember what happened and what I was thinking. In a year, the events will be muddled by the feckless fading atrophy of my mind.
So, blogging and posting this trip report helps me to remember, and reviewing it before the next trip, will help me to plan and pack.
I do arrange the details of the trip in what I call snippets, so a reader can skim to topics of interest and avoid the rest.
It is not chronological.
Still, even the snippets are long.
I've had many health issues these past couple of years, and both my wife and I were unsure of my going solo to Vegas at all and especially for such a long while. But I have relatives for an emergency, who live right around the little casino, Longhorn, where I had chosen to stay.
And if I found I had overshot my abilities, I could just stay at the Longhorn with 24 hour food, video poker, and a pool.
So, wanting to seize the day, I gave it a shot. After all, I am not getting any younger.
However, a week before I left I was wondering whether I had bit off more than I could chew by staying almost two weeks.
The day I flew out, however, I was sorry I had not booked for three weeks.
And it ended up being better than I could ever imagine. In fact, I am still astounded by what I could accomplish.
It was life changing.
However, my pace needed to be slow. When I was tired, I needed to sleep. When I met a day with little energy, I had to just stay locally, perhaps just in the Longhorn.
Many thanks to the Vegas Message Board and its very informative posters. Their information let me plan more easily, and settled my anxieties about buses.
Well, I hope there is some detail or two, packed in this long report, that will help you plan your next trip.
Thanks for reading.