One of my favorite places to go is Las Vegas, Nevada. The ONLY downside to it is that it is a 4+ hour flight from Nashville to Vegas (without layovers). I am a bigger girl so that is uncomfortable. Also, as I’ve aged, I tend to use the restroom more. Oh Gosh, this is turning into a geriatric whining session.
The flight there :
The passengers on this flight are “most of the time” either traveling for business or people hollering “Viva Las Vegas!” I’ve seen bridal/bachelor parties. Couples running off to get married. Lots of girls’ trips with matching t-shirts. A plethora of poker players & high rollers. There’s an excitement in the air ~ An anticipation of what could possibly happen. After all, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.
During this flight, I enjoy playing Texas Hold’em or blackjack via the screens on the back of the seat with the other passengers. (This is ONLY fun on the way there lol! There is a whole different vibe on the way home)
My friend Jen Fudge – while sporting her neck fan to stay cool, takes this time to sort through her 20,000+ photos (not a typo) on her phone & delete what she doesn’t need. You know, the screenshots you never delete right away, TikTok videos she had to share, etc. ~ Honestly she would need a 32-hour flight to Australia to accomplish that task fully.
The Flight home:
Sleep. I think 75% of the passengers are exhausted and most have stayed up all night~ before the flight. There are literally people sleeping at the airport gate Every Single Time. Going from Central/Eastern time to Pacific time is NO JOKE! I went to Las Vegas FIVE times last year and if there is ONE TIP I have that will help you enjoy your trip it is: NAPS ARE YOUR FRIEND! Seriously, take a nap every couple of hours. Especially if you are in your 40s and drastically suffering from the time change and overstimulation.
On the way home I like to watch what I downloaded previously on my iPad and pray to the Airplane Gods there isn’t a little person diagonally behind me that I have to hide my screen from or then I read. That is if I haven’t finished my book already while lounging by the pool.
I am not sure what my point is of this blog but it’s a story that takes you along on my adventures and who knows, you might feel better prepared for your next trip to Vegas!