I used to love going to Vegas when I was a kid. There was downtown and the strip with a lot of desert in between. The Tropicana (remember that old place?) was out at the end of a dirt road. the Mafia ran the place so the streets were clean, traffic flowed, and it was safe for two little kids to walk the streets at night un-escorted. As the years have passed I've watched the place turn just another big, dirty, dusty city. The last time my wife and I passed through we thought we'd stay downtown but 20 minutes of fighting traffic made us change our minds and go to Laughlin instead.