Or maybe it is just starting. I have just under an hour before meeting the tour group and this trip really starts.
So far this trip has helped me remember empathy and reality are not seen as frequently as they could be. Examples? I took a two hour shuttle yesterday. I ended up in the back row, ironically with the most leg room. This was a well used 15 passenger van with a trailer for luggage. It was between 114 and 117 degrees F out during the entire trip. The other two passengers in the back complained and muttered most of the way. Yes, it was hot. My favorite was her thought that the van would pull over each hour to change seats. I just keep imagining this insane Chinese fire drill on the side of the road. At least then she might have understood that yes we were all hot.
Before getting the shuttle I spent time at the hotel people watching. Went for lunch at Wahlburgers which was most yummy and I highly recommend the onion rings. My favorite people watching were the parents and grandparents interacting with kids. I was truly amazed at the vast range of attire in the theology/casino at all hours. I haven’t seen that many half shirts since the 90’s but I digress. This amazing little grandmother giggled and pointed with the granddaughters at the lady in the high heals and butt cheeks hanging out of her teeny shorts.
Oh, and beside being both cheap and unlucky there is no danger of me gambling lots. I am so unaccustomed to smoke. Good grief but the air quality was bad.
Ok, that wasted 23 minutes.