Bill and Jacqueline in Las Vegas
It's a little embarrassing to keep giving the same answer to the question "So, where are you going on vacation?" With these trip reports, I take a stab at explaining the allure of the neon oasis to two such refined and tasteful people as us.
IT'S ALL ABOUT THE ABRAHAMS
Oct. 19-24, 1999
Our fifth trip to Las Vegas together (but the first with my Reporter's Notebook) tossed some wedding planning, including a sneak-preview night at Bellagio, in with the usual Golden Nugget-based downtown bacchanal of blackjack, beer and big breakfasts.
THE UNBRIDLED PARTY: A VEGAS WEDDING*
March 29-April 7, 2000
*This report is not yet complete.
Can you believe we conned more than a hundred people (on April Fool's Day, no less) into flying out to Sin City to witness our long-overdue fin de siecle nuptial celebration? Well, we did, and it was a blast.
DEALER HAS 21
March 28-April 4, 2001
On the first of what should be many anniversary trips, we give back all that money we won the week of our wedding.
LOAFERS IN THE BURGUNDY ROOM
Surreal time travel in a visit to a downtown "gourmet room."
BILL ON BLACKJACK
A beginner's guide to our favorite casino game, complete with basic-strategy chart.