We made the drive through the dessert heat towards Vegas. My Uncle John knew that a stop for classic Root Beer would help us to feel refreshed. Right next door to the gas station with tasty root beer, we were able to see the famous Roy's cafe. The cafe is located in the ghost town of Amboy, California. Most people recognize it from its appearances in many horror films. The cafe is empty and left for tourists, but it does have somewhat of a creepy element.
And Vegas was just as I had expected...full of flashy and tacky tourists.
My only complaint about Vegas is the environment and lifestyle that comes along with the city. Obviously there are plenty of family oriented things to do, but there is no escape from all of the evil and that Vegas has. The sinful culture is depressing, and it's everywhere. It was hard not to feel sick to my stomach from the men and woman handing out pornography on the street. The city revolves around sex and sin. Greed and materialism cover the street. People are so lost there, and they go to Vegas thinking they can escape their real lives. But what they don't realize is that what happens in Vegas does not stay in Vegas. God is needed there. I could see that Vegas is far from anything that is good, pure, authentic, and holy.
But on a more positive note....
We spent two days seeing the sights and walking the strip. My personal favorites were the Bellagio water show, going to Paris Paris, and the bright lights of the city. We saved the best for last, and ended our trip with Cirque du Soleil. "Ka" was the most dazzling thing I have ever experienced. I recommend the show to anyone who has a chance to see it. I can tell you that it is well worth the money.
WATCH THIS! Amazing. I just bought the music from the show today. And I will be listening to it just imagining I am there again watching this beautiful show.