I'm learning Spanish using "Learn Spanish in your car", a set of CDs. Now, I understand the near future tense (futuro proximo) to be constituted as follows: relevant conjugation of ir + a + infinitive of relevant verb. No hay problema.
I also understand that just plain "going" (I'm going, you're going, etc.) is a reflexive verb. Me voy, te vas, etc.
In some examples on the CD when going to a place, no vamos a Las Vegas, comes to mind, there is no "nos" or other indirect object, meaning that when going to a specific place "ir" and not "irse" is used. Is this correct?
In another example the lady says " nosotros nos vamos a comer". This looks like plain futuro proximo, but suddenly the verb is reflexive. This looks like a mistake.
I thought I saw a nice rule (reflexive if going is just general, not reflexive if going is to a specific place, like Las Vegas) and futuro proximo, which is really a tense and has nothing to do with the act of going which is associated with movement. I was happy with that. Computer people like solid sets of rules to live by. Now it seems one uses ir as the feeling takes one. This is confusing. What is the right way to use ir in these circumstances'