I’m “live-blogging” my spontaneous road trip to Las Vegas.
Augustine and I arrived in Las Vegas…and opened our car door in the parking lot of the Excalibur Hotel to the lovely smell of…weed.
The Excalibur Weed House – Is The Ubiquitous Smell Of Pot Always This Bad In Las Vegas?
I’ve got nothing against those who smoke weed. Many of my friends do and I don’t condemn those who ingest this substance. But it is certainly not for me. And I cannot think of a smell I detest more than weed. That skunk-like smell just kills me.
Those friends who do smoke pot do not smoke it in front of Augustine, so this was his first exposure to the smell. He was horrified too (and was not just taking my cue). We saw a few guys sitting in front of the hotel smoking joints and I explained to him it was like a cigarette, but different substance.
Let me be the cranky old man and complain about the smoking habits of others. I find it simply nasty that you cannot escape the smell of cigarette or pot smoke outside in Las Vegas. I find the filtration systems inside casinos typically work well so the smoke there does not bother me nearly as much.
But outside? How nasty that the air just smells like a skunk?! I am not a frequent traveler to Las Vegas: is it always this bad?
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Even though I called the hotel at 10:00 pm to let them know we were on our way, we were marked as a “no show” which 1.) the clerk claimed she could not undo and 2.) makes me think this whole trip may be in vain if I do not get my night credit.
For now, we are going to sleep. At least our room just smells like Lysol and not pot.
You get what you pay for…