Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Boy in Bushwick lands in Las Vegas

It's as though Times Square threw up on the desert.

This is the description I texted to my upstairs neighbor earlier today as I walked down the Las Vegas Strip for the first time. Replicas of the Brooklyn Bridge, the Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty, groups of men and women who aggressively hock escort cards to weary tourists and even a sudden downpour are among the many things I encountered during my first few hours in Sin City.

I've been up for nearly 20 hours so I am going to keep this blog short, but here's a video clip of the descent into McCarran International Airport this afternoon.

A particularly friendly cab driver welcomed me to Las Vegas, but I will share his story later...

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