Sunday, March 13, 2011

Closing Doors

The Sahara is closing after nearly 70 years
To some jeers and sneers, but mostly cheers
70 years of slot machines and the Rat Pack
And even that dumb side bet on the tables of blackjack.

One of the originals, way down on the north end
Without much one would recommend
But it did have a roller coaster right out front
The no one ever rode, surely a failed stunt.

An early trip took us to their all you can eat buffet
Sadly I never had a chance to hit the Nascar Cafe
But I did play a ton of dollar twenty-one
And drank. And drank. And drank a ton.

Now that end of the strip is starting to go bare
All that remain are The Strat, Circus Circus and the Rivier-a
Will they implode it and build something new?
I bid the Sahara a hearty adieu.

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