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Saturday, July 30, 2011
~ Talking About My Fav Place – Las Vegas: 1 ~
Hi all! C.R. Moss here and I’m happy to be one of the guest bloggers today for LASR/WC's Happy Anniversary Blog Fest and talking about one of my favorite places, the city I live in, Las Vegas. In my excitement of meeting writers I’ve only spoken to online, I’m doing a number of guest blogs about Las Vegas, leading up to the EAA Conference I’m attending (http://eroticauthorsassociation.com/EAA/conference/about-the-conference/) here in town. :)
Las Vegas isn’t just about the strip, downtown, gambling, food and shows—all of which can be great depending upon what you’re in to ;). It just seems that sometimes there’s a misconception floating around about Las Vegas. People have said, “You live there? That’s so cool!” or they’re so focused on the tourist part they forget to see the bigger picture and they dislike the place. Granted, some of my friends who live here don’t like the big, brown, hot dust bowl due to it being a big, brown, hot dust bowl and they want to escape, or have already, and that’s understandable. There are times I, too, miss the green of the northeast and the rain and can do without the heavy traffic, but I still prefer the sun over seemingly endless cloudy skies. Yet, if I want to see green and experience a change in clime, I can always go out to Spring Mountain Ranch State Park or up to the Las Vegas Ski Resort on Mount Charleston.
But I digress.
What I wanted to say is Las Vegas has communities just like anywhere else. There are schools, churches, businesses, etc. that are here as they are in any other town you live in/visit. There are groups/leagues/organizations you can belong to. When first moving here, we became involved in the running/triathlon community, still are to a degree, and belonging to groups makes living here a lot less ‘touristy.’ As for another argument I’ve heard, yes, Las Vegas might not have the culture of the older cities like New York, Philadelphia or Washington DC, but it does have its own brand of culture. There’s a theater in Summerlin (http://www.signatureproductions.net/index.html). There’s the monthly arts festival called First Friday (http://www.firstfriday-lasvegas.org/next.html). There’s ‘jazz on the lake’ and ‘movies on the lake’ out at Lake Las Vegas. There are even some Drive-In Theaters!
Las Vegas can be a pretty ordinary place. Well, as ordinary as it can be with an approximate 4 mile stretch of colorful eye candy. ;)
An eccentric and eclectic writer, C.R. Moss pens stories for the mainstream and erotic markets, giving readers Worlds of Possibilities. Visit her site at: www.crmoss.net