Tuesday, May 22, 2012

scruffier than usual

Usually when I'm in Las Vegas, I stay and hang out in the more upscale hotels (Mirage, Aria, Bellagio...), but this time I wanted a place something more down to earth, where I can be scruffy and unshaven and anonymous. I think about my sons Jon and Tom on their fifth or sixth two-week sprint through Ireland, and I think about my friend Pam and her husband Steve as they're on a month-long tour and hike through Peru and Bolivia, and it makes me realize what a total lazy slug I am when I vacation. I'm even re-thinking the road trip into Utah. Do I really have the energy? So I'm at the Luxor, down at the end of the Strip, and it is a step down but generally fine -- except that there is no WiFi in this hotel! How can that be in the year 2012? So I'm blogging on my iPad, and who knows how that will turn out. If I can summon the energy, I'll re-read and edit before I hit "Publish" (Apparently it doesn't do paragraphs well).


Jon said...

No wifi at the Luxor? That IS pretty bad. I'm at a B&B in a town of 2,000 in a fairly remote part of Ireland, and I've got wifi! And yes, you are a "lazy slug" on vacation. Wait until you go to Montreal with me, we'll fix that.

Howard said...

@Jon -- Yes -- no WiFii is primitive! It's like, welcome back to 1995!

My vacations, especially in April or May, are more about "recovery" than adventure... And I was thinking, if I do those Utah parks, maybe it should be with you and Tom, although I would probably be sitting on a book reading a book while you guys are hiking the trails (I'm OLD!)... Montreal we should probably do before I'm much older.. In the meantime, I'll brush up on my French!