Tomorrow we head home to Tucson and I can say itâ€™s been a very nice time in Vegas but Iâ€™ve had my fill. Weâ€™ve been staying at the Downtown Grand near â€œThe Fremont Experienceâ€. Thereâ€™s plenty of LED screens, loud music, and people flying by on zip lines. Itâ€™s a lot of fun, but I feel like weâ€™ve done it for this trip and thatâ€™s all good.
Itâ€™s been too long since Iâ€™ve done so much people watching. Itâ€™s different now than what it used to be. The pandemic changed us all. Politics are everywhere. I passed a Vietnam Vet in a wheelchair who appeared to have Parkinsonâ€™s Disease. He was carrying a big poster of President Biden dressed up as a member of the Taliban. Many folks around him were offering to buy the Vietnam Vet a beer. I donâ€™t know if it was for his service or his political beliefs.
And a quick aside, on this trip I noticed gas prices have gone up quite a bit in the past couple of weeks. Someone put stickers all over the fuel pump. The stickers had picture of Biden saying â€œI did thisâ€. For those that are stupid, the President of the United States does not set the price of gasoline. Itâ€™s called capitalism, and gas prices are going up itâ€™s because of supply and demand, not some edict from the Oval Office. Grow up.
Iâ€™m going home with a little more money than I brought and we are well under our gambling budget for this trip. We walked â€œthe Stripâ€ this afternoon and had a nice time. The Fremont Street and the Strip are like two completely different Vegas experiences. I like them both, in moderation. Two and a half days have been enough.