I enjoy the diversity out here, even if that means getting hounded by non-mormons. I went to the pool today and started chatting with these people. When I mentioned I was from Utah, it started a whole conversation on "mormons". I was asked "so, why would you live in Utah? As a young person...do you feel it is progressive at all there"? Uhhh, what is that supposed to mean? Like if I have values, I am not progressive? I just responded with, "I enjoyed living out there for a while, but I was ready to move out. I really enjoyed it there though, but there were more work opportunities outside of Utah."
Besides that, Vegas is pretty much what you think it'd be. Not only does everyone outside of Vegas talk about the heat, but everyone in Vegas does too. "Hi, how are you doing today"?...response..."It's so bleep bleepin hot" for which I respond "Yes, it is". You'd think after living here for 20 years, they wouldn't be so shocked at the heat. What temperature is it? 115? That is impossible! I've lived here for 20 years and it does that EVERY summer...yet I am in total unbelief at the heat! haha, oh well. I guess the weather is always a good topic of conversation.
Everyone I run into also does one of those, "Oh, you are new to Vegas. Make sure you stay away from the bad stuff" to which I reply "yeah, I don't think I'll have a problem with that" and then they all tell personal stories of people they know have gone bad to convince me to really not get in the bad stuff. I then assure them again that "yeah, I don't think I will have a problem with that." I don't think they believe me.
Well, life is fun and exciting here...and that's without visiting the strip. I think we'll keep it that way.
Tour of the house:
This is the view from our doorway...note the cool new entertainment center. You can't see it, but there is also a huge pinik spot where Mike spilled an entire can of salsa.This is the spacious kitchen Our bedroom with a cute sleeping husband
Our cute little place :)