McChump #2 wanted some excuse to drive to the Phoenix area, and I could get a cheap airfare to Mesa, so why not? It's on!
Unfortunately I kind of screwed around getting my ticket due to work and so on, so we missed Turf Paradise live season. But that's okay, we thought. We could just drive up to Las Vegas from Phoenix for a few days of giant fun, playing horses at race books and assorted other gamblin; and gawkin' activities, just as we've done so many times in years past. Road trip!
But things have changed there. Been changing there for the past few years. For the worse. And this time it finally went over the cliff. Absolutely the worst and most depressing Las Vegas experience I ever had in my life.