The chances for rain in Las Vegas are down to 5% today and the sun is bright and shining at 7:30 A.M. The temperature is already 80 degrees F and headed to a predicted 103F today. Of course, it was just a few days ago that it was already 96F at 6:00 A.M. Later this week, we are expected to hit 113 deg F. Its sort of like sticking your head into the oven.
We get microbursts of rain, where it pours like hell for 10-15 minutes then is all over. But in a few minutes, everyone’s patio furniture gets blown into the next county, with 60 MPH winds. Within a couple of minutes, streets go from dry to knee deep in water, then 30 minutes later are dry again.
We moved out here from the mid-west and only have to deal with the weather four months out of the year which is a lot better than hot and humid in the summer followed by cold and icy in the winter.
Assuming you have an indoor job and air conditioning, it is an easy trade to give up your snow blower for a baseball cap. Most of the time during the winter, you don’t need the heater as there is enough heat from the sun to keep your house comfortable.
Our house in Vegas is 3,800 square feet with almost ten tons of air conditioning and our house back in the mid-west was 6,000 square feet (not counting the basement) and 6 tons of A/C.
But all things considered, we should have moved out here ten years earlier. The party scene runs 24/7 and there is always a poker tournament for Wifey. A question that is almost never asked is when something opens as most things even a lot of grocery stores are open 24 hours.
Of course, there are downsides, if you have kids the school system is ranked at 49th so that sucks. Car insurance is over twice what it is in the mid-west and gas is at least twenty-five cents a gallon more.
Most of the hotels have day-clubs where there are huge parties at the pool and everyone gets to show off their latest bikini. A number of hotels have topless pools for you voyeurs out there. We like those as it gives us a chance to meet likeminded tourists.
The 900# gorilla in the room is gambling and even the 7-11’s and gas stations have one-armed bandits. I don’t gamble and feel that one in the marriage is plenty but Foxy has been pretty successful in Texas Hold-Em. She holds Diamond or Platinum status at most of the hotel/casinos and no I don’t want to know how much this costs me.
The cool benefit is the perks from having a Diamond or Platinum player’s card. Last year, using points my wife got an iPhone 8 plus, a 65 inch Sony 4K television, and numerous other things from cashing in her points.
She also gets about two weeks a month comp’d stay at hotels on the strip and other places. She just got back from Palm Springs where the hotel gave her one-hundred for gas, money for food and gambling along with 3-days free stay.
While I’d never been naive enough to believe that this was all actually free, I feel what I don’t know doesn’t hurt me. 🙂
As a writer of erotic prose (porn or smut), I get a lot of story ideas in Sin City. Between our swinger friends and people watching at the clubs on the Strip. If you enjoy reading erotica, try some of my smut. My latest story, Crashing the Swinger’s Pajama Party is novel size and good company for those times in the bathroom alone.
Also check out my good friend and fellow writer of high-class erotica, Lisabet Sarai. Her latest story, More Brides in Vegas, is a scorching hot read and based upon some of the characters in my stories.