Day 21-23 – Vegas – is it true?

Las Vegas welcome sign
Las Vegas welcome sign

What what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas? My opinion is it isn’t true. Stories of vacationers visits to Vegas are told all the time. I arrived in Vegas on Monday afternoon January 21, 2019. I had a nice drive coming up from Quartzsite AZ having set up at a market there this past weekend. Most of it was during daylight. One would think being dessert it is flat. Far from it.

I’ve had a very interesting few days. I had made plans to stay with a friend the last week of this month. He told me he had a extra room I could crash in until I found other living arrangements. My income is very limited at the moment. I had hoped that setting up at flea markets as I came across country would help with the cost. Vegas was suppose to be the end destination if I didn’t stay on BLM land south of Quartzsite AZ for a few weeks. When I got her to Vegas I called my friend to discover he had rented the room out because he needed some cash right away. It definitely delivered a major blow to my plans.

The first night I stayed at Pilot truck stop. Because of the high rate of homelessness and transients here in Vegas the truck stop has a 4 hour maximum for parking even if you spend money there. Luckily when security came to check to see how long I had been there I still had 2 hours. I closed my eyes and woke 6 hours later feeling well rested. So much for policies in Vegas. What happens here, stays here.

The next night, Tuesday,  I found a place to stay I thought would be until the end of the month. Wrong, I woke to a domestic dispute across the hall and a houseful of people parting and it was only 7am. I quickly packed up and headed for a Denny’s to sit, have coffee and plan my next move. As I was leaving another domestic dispute broke out 2 doors down. Once at a Denny’s I went online to a local forum. Everyone was saying how HARD Vegas is at the same time talking about how much there is to do here. They were also discussing how tourist and vacationers haven’t a clue what Vegas is really like. I’m understanding what they mean as I sit and write this.

Maybe I don’t belong in Vegas other than to visit. I have an appointment a Veterans outreach center this afternoon. I’m here because it is a dry climate. If you’ve read my blog you know I came to the southwest for the dry climate as I have a toxic level of mold in my body from where I lived at in Ohio. I have to reconsider if I should keep Vegas on my list of possible cities to live in. On the plus side there are Veterans services and plenty of work to help supplement my SSI income.

I had proposal to enter into a fake marriage so a Filipino women so she could get her green card. It had to be no drama, no physical relations and we wouldn’t live together. I was offered $1500 cash immediately and another $13,500 to supplemented my income while here in Vegas. I passed. What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas? Vegas is hard, lol

Last night I stayed in my SUV again at a truck stop north of town. I’ve found ways to be comfortable even when sleeping in the front set, lol. Maybe I need to find a secluded place on BLM land outside of Vegas for the balance of the month. It was my original plans but it gets cold at night still.

Until next time, be safe.


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