Our friends moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, about six months ago.
- Once they were settled into their home and had their new job secure, they called and invited us to visit.
The soonest we could head out was during the summer holiday. We spent eight hours on an airplane, but the site that took our breath away was as we were flying into the Las Vegas airport. The Black Hills surrounding the deep blue of the lake, was amazing. All I could do was stare out at the desert that looked so beautiful and yet had taken so many lives two centuries earlier. They did not impress me with the Las Vegas strip as we flew over it, but my husband reminded me we can go out in an airplane and see it at night, which made me excited. We spent the rest of the afternoon relaxing with our friends and just hanging out. Joyce wasn’t sure if we would want to go out that night, so she planned a relaxing evening when we could just chat and talk about old times. The first thing her husband pulled out was a pre-roll marijuana cigarette. She told us that Las Vegas, Nevada, had legalized medical and recreational marijuana. Anywhere you went in Las Vegas, you could probably be within 100 yards of someone selling legal marijuana. I was kind of taken aback by this and had to laugh. The last time I had used marijuana was when I was a teenager. It’s funny how I had to come to Las Vegas, Nevada, where recreational marijuana was legal to try again. What started out as a relaxing evening ended up with us partying all night long.