First things first, I have traveled a lot and have been to many airports, and the Vegas airport is probably THE WORST airport I have ever been to. That place is horrible. Just wanted to make that point known. Anyways, Trevor picked me up late Friday night and had a pizza waiting for me in the car, man that guy knows me :) I was disappointed when I realized I forgot my nice camera, but thankfully cell phones these days are pretty legit so I had my trusty IPhone to capture the weekend.
The next morning we were up bright and early to start our day! We got breakfast at Hash House A Go Go. We have heard so many good things about it and it did not disappoint. They had a dish that was featured on Man Vs. Food that Trevor got, it was the Fried Chicken Benedict. I am kicking myself for not getting the Rosemary Chicken Waffles because someone at another table got that and it looked scrumptious. I mean, my waffles were still great, but it became obvious I got a much more boring dish! Trevor shared with me though, and his was divine I tell you, divine! We can't wait to go there again sometime soon, I feel like their menu is full of amazing surprises that takes time to navigate.
After breakfast we headed to the casino because Trevor really wanted me to gamble for my first time. While I don't condone gambling, I don't see any harm in having a little fun. And by little I mean, I was a BIG spender and gambled around $20.00 on the Roulette table ;) haha We actually did make some money, so there is that! After our quick gambling session, we decided to hit up some of the outlets. I really restrained myself when it came to all the amazing outlets and Memorial Day sales!
Obviously it was a pretty hot day, so we got some gelato that reminded me of when I visited Italy, it was sooooo good. We enjoyed our gelato while watching the Bellagio Show, and walked around enjoying the warm weather. We then headed back to our hotel and got ready for dinner and a show. We had heard about this place called Heart Attack Grill. It seemed like a funny place to eat, because the whole idea behind the restaurant is a hospital themed. Well when we entered they put us in a hospital gown and give us a hospital bracelet. The waitresses were dressed like nurses and the males dressed like doctors. Customers over 350 lb (160 kg) in weight eat for free if they weigh in with a doctor or nurse before each burger. It all seemed pretty harmless at first, but about half way through our meal we were both pretty disgusted by it all. The food was okay, and the environment ended up just grossing us out. I could see why the place has had so much controversy. It is pretty safe to say we won't be going back...
After dinner we headed off to see The Variety Show that my brother-in-law suggested we go see. It was so GOOD! I don't think any talent show will ever impress me after seeing that! There really are some amazingly talented people out there.
After the aquarium we headed back to Trevor's place to get ready for yet another show, when in Vegas right? I was so excited because we were seeing Mystère, a Cirque du Soleil show! I have always wanted to see a Cirque show. The show was honestly the strangest thing I have ever seen, yet the most incredibly impressive thing I have seen as well. It amazes me what the human body can do! It makes me feel so pathetic for complaining about some push ups after seeing the incredible strength that one can develop in their body if they put all their focus on it. It was truly something to see, and motivating if that makes any sense.
After the show we headed to Grimaldi's Pizzeria, which was divine (thanks for the suggestions on instagram!) After the dinner we walked around the strip, the weather was perfect that night! We went home pretty dang tired.
Monday morning was more of a normal relaxed day. Trevor had to grade some papers from Law Review and I cuddled up on the couch next to him and read a book. The day was going great until the Bronco wouldn't start. We had been having issues with it the whole weekend and Trevor finally concluded it needed a new battery. So we changed that, and by the time we were done we were ready to try this BBQ place that one of Trevor's co-workers had recommended. This place has become one of my FAVORITE restaurants ever! It is called Lucilles Smokehouse BBQ and I believe they only have locations in Vegas and California? Anyways, where do I even start? The place is adorable, the food is amazing. Some of the best Strawberry Lemonade ever, which was perfection on such a hot Memorial day afternoon. They have these amazing sweet biscuits that come with apple cinnamon butter... these things are amazing! Trevor who isn't a huge fan of bread (he always says it is a waste because it just fills you up) even loved them. He even asked them to bring out more! I need to find the recipe for these things!! Go there! You will not be disappointed.
After lunch we went home for a little bit and rested. That Vegas sun sure knocks it out of you when you are as white as me, ha! We then got ready to go out and see the new Star Trek movie. I grew up watching Star Trek every night. My dad is a huge Trekkie, so I was pretty excited to see it. I thought it was great!! After the show we headed over to BJ's, another restaurant I love that they have in California that they don't have in Utah. I love them for their Pazookies. We got a light dinner since we were still so full from the BBQ at lunch and topped the night off with the best hands down Pazookies there are. I love the peanut butter one they have!
We came home, cuddled up and watched some more Arrested Development and got to bed early since I had a 6:00 a.m. flight the next morning. Event though I got to the airport an hour early I almost missed my flight because the airport was so jam packed. Once I landed in SLC I found out the train that was going to be taking me back to Provo wasn't going to be there for another hour. It then proceeded to rain. Now imagine me wearing sandals, with no jacket, outside in the rain waiting an hour for my train. BAH! The only thing that made that better was that I ran into Jackson from the Biggest Loser (AGAIN) and he remembered me! Or at least pretended to remember me, who knows :) Who cares, it still made my day. Finally I got back to Provo, but had to head straight into work. In Utah time I had been up since 3:45 and didn't get to bed until midnight that night... it was a pretty long and rough day.
So basically the weekend was full of stuffing our faces, seeing shows, and hanging out. It was such a jam packed weekend, but it was so much fun to see Trevor and spend some time with him. I feel like I miss him more now though, like seeing him again made it worse! I can't wait to see him again in a few more weeks :)
Hope you all had a great Memorial Day with friends and family!
P.S. The irony is not lost on me that this post of eating a ton of crap all weekend came after my healthy eating post, HA!
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