From Sarah, With Joy

*Poet * Author * Wanderluster*

Friday, May 2, 2014

The Prettiest Place in Sin City

When people ask me why I moved to Las Vegas, I want to take them here:

I've gone to the Bellagio to write and take pictures, but mostly just to people watch and think. It's nice to go from a city that mostly smells like smoke into a fresh garden. And it's an adventure to see what they are going to do next. They have new statues and new flower arrangements and sometimes birds and butterflies and it makes the Bellagio gardens one of my favorite places in the world. Then once you've walked through the gardens you get to go watch the fountains and if you stand close enough, feel the spray of water on your face. 

I'm not much for night life--in fact, I'd much rather sit at home with a good movie or book--which might appear to make Las Vegas a weird fit. But I love being able to take a quick drive onto the strip when I feel so inclined, and take it in. 

And then maybe use it in my next novel.

Sarah Allen


  1. That second shot is amazing! I'd rather stay home with a movie as well, but Vegas is a cool place to explore.

    1. Thank you!! Yes, its nice to have a small-town feel as home base but lots of cool exploring nearby.

  2. Thanks for showing me another side of Las Vegas. We are going for a second time in July, also for a professional meeting. Both have been in Henderson, which is fine with me because I am not at all drawn to casinos, the smoke and the gambling. All of our meeting outings have been to casino places and I wasn't a happy camper.

    1. Awesome!! That's one reason my parents particularly love staying at the Bellagio when they can, because you do have to get through the strip and the casinos to get there, but once you do you can park in the Bellagio parking lot and go straight to the gardens and barely even have to leave.


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