I've stopped off in Las Vegas on the way back from Santa Clara. This is my first visit, and you can't help be in awe of the sheer scale and excess here.
How in your face the 'dark side' appears is quite an eye opener, from the people in the street trying to shove cards in your hand, people offering you a free limo ride to a 'gentleman's club', to the advertising vans constantly on the street.
Not that it bothers me, but I'm not sure I'd bring my family here.
I'm here for 2 days, so I'll see what today brings. Luck would be nice.