After spending six hours of our our vacation day off work in the airport only to find out that they had indeed cancelled our flight, going back home and trying it all over again the next day, we finally made it to Tahoe for Bodie's sister's wedding, with one hour to spare. It was quite a weekend, spent mostly in airports or driving around. Although a good chunk of Saturday night was devoted to throwing money away in smokey rooms with a lot of other suckers (aka gambling). Again, it was quite a weekend. I won't even go into the wonderful hotel room we were in - that's a post in itself.
And while in the fabulous state of Nevada, wee realized that some freedoms are being denied to us here in Washington state. Bodie walked into a gas station convenience store in Reno to find the following:
- The clerk at the counter smoking a cigarette.
- A woman sitting at a slot machine with a cigarette in hand, who had clearly been there for a while, as if the gas station was a great place to gamble.
- Bottles of liquor behind the front counter.
We are being oppressed! None of these rights and freedoms are available to us. Write your representatives! I want to see drunk gambling in every convenience store this side of the Rockies!
All these things are legal in Nevada, but yet they have outlawed fireworks. Hmmm. Fireworks? Apparently that's just going too far.