Las Vegas, Nevada: Bummed at the Duck loss/total collapse last night, we took it easy today. Slept-in. Nowhere to go and nothing to do. We even considered checking-out and going back to Palm Springs, but our friends are here and we don't get to see them much over the winter. Couldn't leave.
Our only adventure was to take a taxi (it was raining) to the Forum Shops at Caesar's Palace to window shop, walk and have a little lunch. This indoor shopping mall is built to resemble streets in Rome/Italy. They even have a faux Trevi Fountain. The ceilings are painted with fluffy little clouds and the lighting changes from day to night every hour or so.
Though it should have been torture walking through a gorgeous mall knowing nothing (but lunch) would be purchased, but I didn't need a thing. Will this "year of not shopping" re-set my way of thinking? Hope so!
We sold all four of our Pac-12 basketball championship game tickets to ticket brokers, and met Mary and Steve at a sports bar where we watched Arizona crush USC, while consuming pitchers of beer and nibbling on chicken wings.
A perfect evening.
Until my next update, I remain, your GO WILDCATS correspondent.