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"This is the end result of all the bright lights... and the comp trips, of all the champagne... and free hotel suites,
and all the broads and all the booze. It's all been arranged just for us to get your money.
That's the truth about Las Vegas. We're the only winners. The players don't stand a chance. "

-- Sam "Ace" Rothstein, Casino, 1995

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Las Vegas - A "family friendly" destination...

You want to bring your children to Las Vegas for a family vacation?  Personally, I don't think bringing children to Las Vegas is a problem for younger children, since younger children (under 5) tend to be oblivious to their surroundings.  Where things will get interesting is if you bring children to Las Vegas who can read, and are more aware of their surroundings (usually 6 or over).  Trust me, they will see everything you see and will start asking questions.  So, take a look at this photo below and see what you think.  It was taken around 6:00 p.m. on a Sat. night on the LV Strip.  Now imagine you are walking along the LV Strip with your family taking in the sights.  Trucks with billboards like this drive up and down the strip all day and all night.  In case you don't know, this rolling billboard was for "escorts" who come to your hotel room and make "friends" with you.  Note Excalibur Hotel in background -- A "family friendly" destination in Las Vegas...

As noted in a prior blog the LV Strip is overrun with "handbillers" who pass out all kinds of smut advertising escort services and strip clubs, etc.  They are very aggressive and will attempt to get any male to take a card from them that walks by.  Usually, most of these cards end up the ground.  And guess what?  As you walk down the Strip your children get to see the cards (which have naked photos on them) scattered all over the ground.  If you are not careful, your children might even pick up a card or two just out of curiosity.  Here is just one example of what you and your children will see littered all over the place on the sidewalks of the Las Vegas Strip:
The card is from
"Jessica" will come to your hotel room...
They are running a "$35 special"...

Swimming pools are great for families in Las Vegas.  There are lazy rivers, beaches, wave pools, water slides, sprayers, etc.  Kids can really have a good time.  However, you really need to do your HW before you and your family decide to go camp at a hotel pool for Saturday afternoon.  Most Las Vegas pools cater to a very young crowd.  There tends to be blasting music, lots of drinking, lots of skimpy bikinis, and general debauchery -- and these are not even the hotel sponsored pool parties.  As a parent, do you want your children around a bunch of drunk 20 somethings going crazy at the pool?  Like I said, do your HW and find the pools that tend to be more on the family friendly side.  The last thing you need is to explain to your 9 year old girl is why that man has his hands on that ladies butt while they are in the pool.  Anyway, here are a few photos from the LV pool scene.  These photos are pretty much on the milder side.  Disclaimer:  I did not take these photos.


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