Monday, March 10, 2008

Let me just sleep off that burger and fries...

Road trip season is getting close. I can feel it. If you have been a loyal reader of my blog, or, at least checked back on my activities last summer, you will know that I love to go on fun weekend trips. Whether it is just a short trip to a cabin, or a rafting down the Snake, I love a good road trip with good, close friends.

This past weekend was hopefully the start of many good road trips this summer. I went to Vegas/St. George with a few close friends to see Journey in concert. It was a blast. Here is a run-down of what we did:

Drove (11 pm - 4 am) (ate while driving)
Slept (For a grand total of 4 hours)
Ate (Yummy breakfast)
Slept (mid-morning nap)
Drove (St. George to Vegas)
Shopped (Forum Shops)
Ate (Cheesecake Factory - made myself sick)
Concert (JOURNEY!! Wahoo!)
Ate (In-n-Out burger)
Drove (12:30 - 2 am... technically 3 am)
Slept (4 am - 11am)
Ate (Cafe Rio)
Slept (2 pm - 4 pm)
Drove (5 pm - 9:30 pm)

Wow. That’s a lot of driving, eating, and well sleeping crammed into 2 short days. We didn’t leave SLC on Friday until about 11 pm. Maybe not the smartest thing to do. However, I had my 44 oz coke to keep my company. I only refilled it once.

As we drove into Vegas on Saturday afternoon we discussed eating at In-n-Out burger after the concert. I turned to Mackenzi and said, hopefully we will see Jay Leno again (Editors note: Last May while in Vegas we ran into Jay Leno at 1:30 am at the local In-n-Out). About 2 seconds later we pass a billboard that says, “Jay Leno – March 7 – 8 at the Mirage”. HOLY CRAP! He’s here again! Both Mackenzi and I gave a little scream of excitement. Adam and Steve just rolled their eyes. Apparently they didn't think this news was cause for excitement.

The concert was a blast. Vegas was gross. And we were back in St. George at the early hour of 3 am. Thanks Day Light Savings. You really screwed me over.

Our plan Sunday was to eat breakfast and take a day trip to Zions. That plan was shot when we all slept in until 11. We decided to bag the Zions plan and just hang out by the pool after we ate lunch. Well, we ate lunch – but after that what did we do? Oh, we fell asleep again. Clearly, this was a very productive trip. Do you think it is possible to sleep off calories, fat grams and carbohydrates? If not - I probably gained about 10 lbs. this weekend.

Here are a few pictures of the trip. Let this be the start of a wonderful summer travel season.









5 comments:

MIKE & JULIE ETHINGTON said...

Nat...

First off, let me just say that I love all of your posts. They keep me laughing! I love it! Also, my husband, Mike, and I are good friends with Steve... what a small world to see him on your blog!

You're a character... and I love it! Oh, and Sarah Poulson just had her first baby last week. A little boy named Gordon Jay Rice... just thought you'd like to know.

Julie

Nicole & Weston Maughan said...

I LOVE road trips too!! Although I swear I always feel gross after coming home from one (must be all the sitting around driving and food not being worked off!). Totally know the feeling.

Mar said...

What I want to know is did you lay by the pool with only half of your suit or did Justin give back the bottoms?

Let the Good Times Roll! said...

Such a fun trip! However, it makes me tired just reading about all the driving you did in 2 days! I love that red jacket type thing you wore to the concert, very sassy!

Nicole said...

you always do such fun things--i love it.