I might have told a large lie to my family to get out of the reunion, however my parents, along with all of their siblings and families, were throwing a large family reunion! There would be 200 people there, and I was ordered to attend! I said I couldn’t afford the plane ticket, so my Dad purchased me one.
The problem was that I absolutely didn’t want to go.
My folks are great people, even though I don’t like most of my extended family… So when I had a layover at the Las Vegas airport, I called my Dad and said the flight was canceled and I couldn’t make it! What I absolutely meant was that I would much rather stay in Las Vegas for a couple of days than attend that reunion; Can you blame me, really? Who wouldn’t rather spend time in the American Mecca called Las Vegas than being interrogated and embarrassed by their family? I didn’t have cash for a hotel, and it should come as no surprise that Las Vegas is not known for its hostels! Las Vegas is a locale that wants troutists with cash, so there are not many sites that offer affordable lodging. On the other hand, Las Vegas has a lot of sites that offer affordable cannabis. There are dozens of cannabis shops throughout Las Vegas, and all of them have sweet bargains and specials. I had enough cash for cannabis and beer, so I wandered the streets of Las Vegas for a few hours until I got fatigued and went back to the airport to take a nap.