Neither my mother nor I were big gamblers, unless you consider online casinos that don’t pay out real money, like gambling.
When my mother told me she wanted to spend her 80th birthday in Las Vegas, I knew I was going to make it happen.
I was talking to my husband told what mama had asked for her birthday. He told me I should make the reservations at any hotel, and have a good time. When we first stepped into the casino, I could see my mom’s eyes trailing over to all the slot machines. We weren’t even in our room for 10 minutes when she was already heading out the door to go down and do some gambling. We never made it to the slot machines because she saw the spinning wheels. She enjoyed being able to lay her money down on a board and pick a number. She won little money, but we did a lot of laughing while she was there. On the third day that mom and I were in Las Vegas, I asked her she had a good time. She told me there was only one thing that she still wanted to do before we went home, and that was to go to a marijuana café. She had read all about Las Vegas, Nevada, and realized that Las Vegas, Nevada, had legalized both medical and recreational marijuana. Someone had told her that marijuana could ease the aches in her joints, and since we were already in Vegas where recreational marijuana was legal, she thought we may as well go try it out.