The top tradition in Las Vegas has to be getting married. The best day to marry in English tradition is Wednesday, although Monday is for wealth and Tuesday for health, Thursday or Friday if you only have the weekend to honeymoon.
Any day is a good day in Vegas unless you are losing.
Closely following the tradition of getting married is getting divorced. Hey, brides, maybe you forgot to tuck a sugar cube into your glove, a Greek tradition which will sweeten your years together.
After that it is walking the Vegas Strip at any time of day. Whether it is the fountains at Bellagio and the Mirage volcano, Wynn billboard (the Wynn has a fountain show too, nicely choreographed to the music and billboard), or watch the crazy mass of people that floods the street.
It is always Showtime. Catch a street performer at night, or early in the morning, observe the other side of Vegas when joggers and the homeless share the sidewalks. Something Hunter S. Thompson must have often done.
And if you have some loose change in your pockets, the doors to the casinos are always open. Vegas is a city that never sleeps. And, if you can’t sleep, then relax in a Stressless recliner.
With all the different schools of thought and techniques on meditation, getting started can be overwhelming. Here’s how we start.
Find a place of peace and tranquility. It doesn’t have to be real or near.
Choose a place in your mind. Perhaps your choice is the French Cloister in the Versailles Gardens on Paradise Island in the Bahamas. It is a short walk down the sandy beach away from madding crowds at Atlantis Resort.
Now relax in the luxurious comfort of a Stressless recliner.
Recline your back and stretch your arms, let the patented Glide System adjust to your body’s movement. Place your hands on the armrests.
Take a deep breath and focus on your breathing. Breathe in through your nose and feel your chest expand. Now breathe out through your mouth and feel your stomach extend. Repeat several times.
Experience the comfort of the chair while you listen to the sounds of the natural world.
The wind blows gentle through the dappled leaves of the trees. In the background are the rhythmic sound of the ocean waves. As you contemplate the stillness of your soul, observe the colors of the universe. The sky is a brilliant blue against which the crisp white and subtle greys of the clouds pass by, occasionally shading the yellow sun. The green in the grass, the soft reds and blues of the flowers. Now smell the salt in the air rising from the murmuring waves on the sandy beach.
Even the verdant grass in your secret garden has its smell – rich and verdant, the smell of the earth after a morning shower. The flowers possess their own peculiar scent, a perfume that wafts on the air and enters your nose. Continue to gently breathe in. Even the tiny flutter of an insect’s wings can be heard as it approaches the flower.