This is one of the rides on top of the Stratosphere tower in Las Vegas. Well-named.


Frankly, I can think of nothing I would like to do less. Imagine hanging out over this:


The next shot shows where I dug in my heels and refused to budge. A wimp? Or just sane?


In fact (and I know I risk offending some here), I heartily dislike Las Vegas. It’s a shame I have had to go there twice now, in order to visit the Grand Canyon and other beautiful natural wonders of the American Southwest. But my family enjoyed the rides. The city is just one big theme park to them. πŸ™‚

14 thoughts on “Insanity

    • Good for you. Although I have not had the pleasure of meeting you in person yet, Debbie, I think I can guess from getting to know you online over the last few years that you are not a Vegas person! πŸ˜‰

  1. You wouldn’t get me on there either! My boyfriend goes to Vegas every year for a work trade show and doesn’t like it at all, but I’m planning on going along next spring and seeing it for the first time. I think its probably one of those places once might be enough though!

    • You may like it. But in my experience, it tends to appeal more to those who love to shop, gamble, drink and smoke, preferably all at the same time! So probably not you πŸ˜‰

  2. Fun pictures. I’m with you about Vegas. It was fascinating to see it appear on the horizon when I was driving there many years ago, but gambling and drinking bore me and the place had little else to offer after the thrill of flashing neon wore off. It’s an artificial construct built on Mafia money, isn’t it? Like you, we were there en route to the far more interesting natural splendour.

    One image that stays in my mind is of the fattest families I’d seen in my life lining up for refills at the all-you-can-eat buffets. Now THAT would make a great photo, if you were game.

  3. I’m feeling sick already! πŸ™‚ Been to the Grand Canyon and Petrified Forest but not to Las Vegas. Maybe I could pay a visit just to see how it is in my old age – lol!

    • We are planning another trip to the SouthWest, possibly for October. I am working on flying into Phoenix and out of either Salt Lake City or Denver. No Vegas! πŸ˜‰

  4. I am so with you on Vegas, it is not on the list of places I want to visit. I used to like going on rides like this before I had the kids, now though it is a different story!

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