March 14th, 2003 6:54 PM

Over at The Morning News, Sarah Hepola brings us “How I Spent My Summer Vacation,” and she is able to put into words such feelings regarding her road trip across America.

Vegas, a city so desperate to promote its glitz that it can’t help but seem sad. Sure I marvel at the hotels, the rivers running with chocolate, the Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower – but for me Las Vegas is the world’s best argument for Puritanism. The old people chain-smoking at the slot machines, the girls on the street showing their tits, the drunken frat boys, the all-you-can-eat buffets, Siegfried and Roy. Every time I leave Las Vegas I swear I won’t return. But I do.