It was never my intent to stay in Las Vegas long-term.
Initially I was just passing through, to stay for a weekend or so & see the sights, then this was early in my retirement, at the first stages of taking a long, lazy driving tour of the country.
There were a few dozen cities I wanted to stop & see, Las Vegas being only one of them, and my spirit was willing, but my RV was weak, & I ran into some major engine trouble over the weekend. I decided that maybe this was a sign from Above, so I parked in an RV campground just outside of Las Vegas & decided to stay for a while! A few evenings later I took a cab to downtown Las Vegas & found a small casino just off the strip. I was running low on funds at this point, & needed a miracle. I don’t know if it was God or the spirit of Las Vegas, but that evening someone answered my prayer. I turned twenty bucks into eight hundred bucks! At this point I had enough currency to service the van, but Las Vegas had gotten its hooks into me, & I didn’t want to leave. I found a part-time job at a small cannabis dispensary near my trailer park & started working to gain money for gambling, then of course it didn’t always go & it did that first evening gambling in Las Vegas, however I have to keep trying… Between the eveninglife, the cannabis, & the casinos, I never want to leave Las Vegas.