Sunday, July 18, 2010

This last week I had off school for my "summer break". Trevor and I could not decide what to do but I really wanted to get away for a while. So last Saturday we decided to go to Vegas and we took off 48 hours later. =) Yay for spontaneity, and this time it actually all worked out. We stayed at the Luxor and it was awesome. Their rooms were really cheap for the week and with no gambling, drinking, and clubbing, most of the time we were just hanging out it the room so we got a nice one.

Trevor got to check off one of his biggest dreams on his bucket list when he went to Exotics Racing driving school and got to drive a lime green Lamborghini Galardo LP560! It was so cute watching trevor and all these old guys act like kids in a candy store with all their favorite cars around. We went to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, where they have NASCAR, and got to drive around the road corse that sits inside the oval track for NASCAR. First they have you attend a short class, seriously only like 20 min, about how to race cars and go even faster on turns and then they let you loose! You get to ride with an instructor and they basically just tell you when to floor it and when to break. As Trevor got used to the track he said he was taking turns at around 80 MPH and hit 120 MPH on the straight away. And the instructor was still telling him to go faster. Crazy! Oh and on a side note, Trevor is too tall for a Lamborghini so he was the only one to not wear a helmet.

To make it even more interesting while you're racing around they let professional stunt driver, Romain Iannetta, who drove for Matt Damon in the Bourn Identity, speed around you, taking turns at 130 MPH in his corvette! This guy was big time. They had to literally keep fans on his tires in between laps to cool them down! They also said he goes through 3 sets of tires a day. So needless to say it was a fun experience for all.

That was our big event for the trip. The rest of the time we seriously just ate yummy food and slept. Our favorite restaurant from the trip was Tacos & Tequila in the Luxor. It wasn't as expensive as the other places and was totally delicious Mexican food. I can't vouch for the tequila but the lemonade was to die for! =) So it was a fun week and it was SOOOO nice just being away from work/home/Provo.
Trevor and his car

Coming out of the garageOn the track

Romain's corvette with floor fans and hood popped to cool down (wasn't joking)
My happy boy after his race!I also have the whole thing on video so i'll see if I can get some of that on here later.

Oh and then last night we went fishing at Utah lake and I caught my first fish that I can really remember. Mmmmm catfish for dinner!

And then for work a while ago we took the whole apartment complex to see Eclipse on opening night so I dressed up as Alice. Not bad? HAHAHA