Sunday, January 04, 2009

Apparently, Things Aren't THAT Bad

My family and I spent this extended weekend skiing at the Heavenly Ski Resort, located in South Lake Tahoe on the border between California and Nevada. If you think that the economic situation would reduce attendance at this peak time of the year, you would be wrong. The resort was crowded during the day and at night the casinos were packed (I am not a gambler, but my brother in-law said the place was full).

Things may be bad economically, but apparently there are many thousands of people who are willing and able to shell out $75 or more a day for a lift ticket and $20 for some bad food.

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Mr. ToughMoneyLove said...

Things may be that bad. Many of those enjoying the luxuries of ski and casino living may be in denial and charging a final fling onto their heavily burdened credit cards.

Shadox said...

Oh dude, I sure hope not! Let's try to be optimistic here.

plonkee said...

I'd expect gambling to go up in a recession. Who wouldn't want to win lots of money for very little outlay?

Not that it's sensible you understand, just predictable.