we don't fool ourselves into thinking we live the ethic from which that phrase originates, but it's the only chance I'll probably have for a long time to say it because I'm actually here. We arrived Monday evening and Tuesday has been mostly taken up with getting the lay of the land. If nothing else, Vegas is GINORMOUS in scale now. Having been to a few well know landmarks around the world (Tower of London, Buckinham Palace, Eiffel Tower, St Peter's Basilica) I can easily say that Vegas wins in the large and sparkly category. Of course it's all mostly decorative and aesthetically engineered to draw in tourists and get their money, but I have to say it's a bit overwhelming just from a scale standpoint.