The day of August 7, 2009 had finally arrived. It was this day when I was off to Las Vegas, Nevada for the very first time. I woke up very early that morning, ready for an exciting eight-hour drive to the state of Nevada. It was about eleven a.m. when we began to see the big billboards and the elegant buildings of Las Vegas. We soon approached our resort, which was more than I had ever expected. It has a whole shopping center, golf course, and numerous swimming pools. We got to our room and quickly unpacked not wanting to waste any time. My sister was very tired from the long drive and decided to rest, but I refused to spend my time sleeping knowing I could’ve done that in my home state California. I put on my bathing suit and rushed to the enormous pool that was directly in front of our room. Later that evening we got all dolled up and headed to the strip. I couldn’t believe my eyes! There was so many people, shopping centers, shows, and lets not forget the lights. It was breath taking.
The following day brought about many adventures. We visited the many famous hotels and museums. We also went to the Titanic exhibition, which I found out, was the largest in the world. We also went to the stratosphere and courageously go on the thrilling rides. I will never forget the many things that happened on this trip. I learned that visiting new places is always a privilege, for the mere fact that you are not accustomed to the different things your eyes see. Many people say, “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.” However, I have to say that the memories I built in Vegas will stay with me for a lifetime.
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