Uncle Dave was my “cool” uncle.
- To everyone else in the family he was the “black sheep” because he wasn’t like everyone else.
Traditionally this family has been very religious and ultra-conservative, but Uncle Dave took his own path. He liked to drink and smoke, he listened to loud music and played electric guitar, and he was openly gay at the time when that was not cool with most of society. Everyone else said that Dave was weird, but to me he was the coolest guy I ever met. When Uncle Dave invited me to come and stay with him in Las Vegas for a week, I was ecstatic! I had only ever seen Las Vegas on television, so I was stoked to experience it firsthand. To say Las Vegas exceeded my expectations would be an understatement, because it totally blew my mind. I saw a cannabis dispensary, and Uncle Dave told me that weed was legal for medical and recreational use in Las Vegas. He advised me to be discreet, and not smoke marijuana in front of a Las Vegas cop, but otherwise I could get as high as I wanted. In total I spent nine days with Uncle Dave, and almost every one of them was spent exploring Las Vegas. There is so much to experience there, and don’t think that it takes a lot of money to have fun in Las Vegas. I was pretty much broke, and Las Vegas still showed me a great time. The most expensive part about staying in Las Vegas is the hotels, otherwise it’s a playground.