girls’ road trip.

by Janetha on June 24, 2012

in eating out,fun with friends,groceries,travel

hey, guys! i’m back.

we just made the 315 mile drive from st. george home with only one bathroom break. my right bum cheek is still numb from driving for 4.5 straight hours, i am hoping to regain feeling in it soon. it didn’t help that we were running on less than four hours of sleep.. we pulled into st. george from vegas at 5 AM last night–er, this morning. rough stuff, but totally worth the fun.

i thought about going straight to bed when i walked in the door at 6:30, but then i realized i’d wake up in the middle of the night and not know what to do with myself. instead of my sleep patterns being all outta whack from the vacation, i am just going to make myself stay awake for a few more hours and go to bed at a normal time. the reason i’m explaining all of this is because this blog post might make no sense at all–sleep deprivation makes my brain mushy.

this will probably be long. i wanna recap all of it before the fabulousness slips my mind. just a warning.

SO! friday morning i took off to st. george with kerryne and amanda. for those of you who don’t know where st. george is, let me show you a map:

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our boss was gracious enough to let us use his house in st. george for the weekend. the three of us girls work together and so getting away on a girls’ trip was a little tricky. sure, we can each take days off here and there, but all three of us taking a day off at the same time was not something we had ever done. i’m grateful we were able to take friday off for this trip. road trips are a blast–especially on the way TO your destination!

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we rolled into st. george around 2 PM (we got a little bit later of a start than planned–go figure!) and immediately found something to eat. if you think i always think about food, you should see me in action with amanda and kerryne. it’s all we think about and talk about! we yelped restaurants for at least two hours on the way to st. george. we decided to go to the painted pony because of the 4.5 star reviews on yelp. 

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we started off with the brie & berry plate. 

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baked brie in puffed pastry is so simple but seems so fancy! the roasted bulb of garlic was a nice savory touch with the warm, sweet berries.

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the three of us are big sharers, so we ordered three entrees and split them all amongst ourselves. sharing is caring.

we went with the coconut shrimp:

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the southwest chicken salad wrap:

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and the tuna wrap with avocado and caper aioli. 

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while we definitely enjoyed the food and speedy service at the painted pony, i don’t think i’d give it 4.5 stars. i’d say it was more like a 3.5–a 4 would be pushing it–but it was still a success. 

we headed to the house and immediately changed into our suits for the pool. it was a steamy 105* outside at 4 o’clock! yikes. basking in the sun and splashing in the pool was just what we needed.

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after a couple hours at the pool, we decided to hit the outlet malls for some shopping. sometimes you just want to leave the camera at home, so that’s what i did. after shopping, we headed to nielsen’s frozen custard (aka the best dessert on the planet) and we ordered concretes. a concrete is basically a super thick shake made with frozen custard. it’s hard to explain how amazing they are–you just have to have one to know why they are the best! how about you come to utah and i will buy you one.. deal? deal. 

we were going to take our concretes home and eat them after dinner, but we somehow managed to eat them on the way home. whoops! dessert before dinner was never a bad thing, though. we had plans to make pizza for dinner so we got started on that when we got home. it was already 11:00 PM.. latest dinner ever.. even for me!

we couldn’t decide between buffalo chicken pizza and balsamic mediterranean pizza, so we went halfsies. one side had the buffalo chicken yogurt sauce (you can find my recipe here) and the other had marinara.

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toppings on the left followed the recipe, toppings on the right were shredded chicken soaked in balsamic vinegar, marinated artichoke hearts, tomatoes, sautéed onions, fresh basil, and a big pile of feta.

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tada!

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the pizza was fantastic. the entertainment was better. kerryne and amanda are dancing machines! i just watch. i don’t dance. 

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the next morning we had good intentions to work out, but somehow that didn’t happen. actually, truth be told, we had plans to workout both saturday AND sunday, and we ended up not working out once. we all like to work out and thought it would be fun to do together over the weekend, but then sleep prevailed. 

we got ready on saturday morning and had a quick breakfast at the house before heading out to vegas. we snagged coffee on the way. laughed at this sign in the coffee shop–mainly because i’d seen the same one just a couple weeks ago when i was in oregon!

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the drive to vegas from st. george is not bad at all. the views are pretty and it only takes about an hour and a half. plus, there’s a time change, so we gained an hour! we were there by 11 AM!

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we all had the same thing in mind for our first stop in vegas: trader joe’s! yep, we are grocery store geeks. 

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and the fact that we drove to vegas meant we could fill our car with as much loot as possible–included perishable goods stashed in the two coolers we brought along for the ride. 

several of you asked what i ended up getting. i was too lazy to photograph the goods when i got home tonight, but i did save my receipt!

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i decided i’d list it all out for those who care:

  • chicken & roasted beet salad
  • italian country salad
  • fresh chopped chicken salad
  • egg white salad with chives x 2
  • triple layer hummus
  • tomato basil hummus
  • ready-to-eat peeled and steamed baby beets (hello, convenience!) x 2
  • ready-to-eat steamed lentils (so convenient, again)
  • a bunch of the vegan “meat” items for my friend nick who i designed a meal plan for
  • salsa verde
  • hamanero lime salsa
  • cranapple mini muffins
  • cracked wheat sourdough bread
  • popcorn with herbs & spices
  • white balsamic vinegar
  • regular balsamic vinegar (the huge bottle)
  • almond meal x 2
  • spinach & chive linguine
  • brown rice medley
  • 21 seasoning salute x 2
  • taco seasoning x 3
  • champagne vinaigrette salad dressing x 2
  • quick cooking steel cut oats
  • dark chocolate with sea salt and caramel bar x 2
  • dark chocolate bar filled with speculoos 
  • gummy multivitamins
  • gummy vitamin C
  • chocolate calcium chews
  • glucosamine for the dogs
  • chicken & rice dog treats
  • NINE bags of tempting trail mix.. that should last us a month. maybe less…
  • a few of the cute reusable trader joe’s totes

whew! long list, but you asked for it. and considering how much stuff i got, $175 is not bad at all. i love how affordable trader joe’s is! cannot wait for them to be in salt lake city. 

after our grocery haul, we headed to the strip. we couldn’t help but tear into this goodness on the way…

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umm… amazing.

we went straight to MGM because we were planning to see a show there that night.

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we snagged our tickets for KA at will call and then found a restaurant there in the hotel. we were pretty freaking hungry by this time so we picked the first spot we saw, which happened to be a cute sandwich shop with an even cuter name!

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as i mentioned above, we are big sharers. we ended up splitting a couple of the sandwiches: toasted turkey avocado club on ciabatta and roasted chicken panini on pumpernickel.

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we also had salt and vinegar kettle chips which ended up hurting my geographic tongue.. and i ended up telling the girls about my geographic tongue. i can’t believe i’d never mentioned it to them! it’s something i have to deal with almost every day of my life.. hate it. does anyone else have this?

anyway, after lunch we headed out to the strip for some sight seeing and shopping. i hadn’t been to vegas in years! it was fun to be there again.

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and yes, all i had with me was my iPhone, so what you see is what you get in terms of photography. 

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our first stop was the bellagio conservatory.

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the amazing flower display took my breath away. check out all these amazing things made with flowers and other plants!

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there were foo dogs out front of the bellagio and marshall LOVES them. i had to send him a photo of me and this guy.

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he was a little too big to take home…

we kept walking along the strip and did some shopping at the shops inside planet hollywood.

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before we knew it, it was 5 PM and we needed to snag some dinner before the show. several of you had given me suggestions on my facebook page (thank you, by the way!) and so we picked the suggestion that was closest to the show location.

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diablo’s cantina was the perfect pick because we all felt like mexican food. there was a bit of a wait, so we sat outside and contemplated the menu for a half hour.

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this is something the three of us could do until the end of time.. we are all SO indecisive! we managed to whittle our selections down and decided to share our meals once again. i wanted fish tacos and a quesadilla, so i was happy to get the best of both worlds.

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we also ate copious amounts of chips and fresh salsa–the salsa was chunky, flavorful, and fantastic.  

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i have to say that our experience at diablo’s was the BEST. we told our waitress that we were in a hurry. she had our entrees out in less than ten minutes and brought us the bill before we were done eating without us even asking. multiple people checked on us to make sure we had everything we needed and they all ensured we’d get out of there in time for the show. not only was the service above and beyond amazing, but the food was delicious.  seriously–the mahi in the tacos was perfectly cooked and the chicken quesadilla was seasoned just right. we were all going on and on about how tasty the food was in addition to the remarkable service. two thumbs up and five big stars, diablo’s!

we rushed across the street to the MGM where KA was showing. i’d never been to a cirque du soliel show but had always wanted to go to one so i was super excited. 

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the show was 90 minutes long but seemed to flash by in the blink of an eye! i was oooo-ing and ahhhh-ing the whole time. it was so entertaining! i cannot believe the strength and talent of the performers in the show. incredible.

after the show we did some gambling, lost some money, and decided to head to the stratosphere to ride some of the rides. it was SO windy up top!

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we did X scream (not so cool) and big shot. big shot was SO FLIPPING FUN. we loved it.. can you tell from our faces?!?

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hahahah.. i cannot stop laughing at this photo. especially kerryne’s face. terrified. freaking awesome!

after the rides we spent a solid hour driving to the venetian in search of dessert. we were determined! it was the only place that was open for self serve fro yo at 1 AM and we had no agenda, so we made it happen. after eating huge cups of fro yo, we were freezing and had a long drive ahead of us.. so we did the only logical thing and got hot coffee.

the drive home was actually quite entertaining thanks to a practical joke the girls played on me. kerryne is super ladylike and i heard her ripping farts in the back seat on the way home. i was SO confused because this girl doesn’t even fart in front of her husband. and these weren’t just toots.. we are talking the loudest farts ever to be heard by the human ear.  i was cracking UP but was also so confused. for one, i didn’t know such noises could come out of a person. and for two, it was kerryne. 

and then.. the cat was let out of the bag:

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THEY HAD A WHOOPIE CUSHION. amanda was in on the practical joke, too. i don’t think i’ve ever had such a hilarious prank played on me. it was a riot. you may be shaking your head thinking we are all big dorks, and you’re right.. we are.. but at least we are happily entertained dorks. plus, it made the drive back to st. george lots better.  except for the fact that we didn’t get back until 5 AM. ugh. that was rough! thanks for being the driver, amanda! we all crashed immediately upon walking in the door.

like i said at the beginning of this post (which now seems like eons ago) we woke up this morning after just four hours of sleep. of course the first thing on our minds was breakfast, so we headed to the bear paw cafe which is located in the historic district in st. george. it had been recommended by my co-worker, corey, and also had great reviews on yelp. i am such a yelper these days.

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we ordered our meals and chatted about the hilarity of vegas. we were all definitely haggard, but had smiles on our faces. 

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we all ordered omelets. mine was filled with ham, olives, cheddar, mushrooms, zucchini, squash, tomatoes, and onions. it came with hash browns and an english muffin.

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we all wanted something sweet to go along with our savory omelets, so we shared an order of the vanilla creme brûlée stuffed french toast. umm.. yum. it was nearly 3″ thick!

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so good.  unfortunately the service at the bear paw cafe was the worst ever… i guess you can’t win them all.

after breakfast we headed back to the house, cleaned up, packed up, and headed home. 

whew.

the end.

hope your weekend was fun, and if you made it this far.. wow! thanks for reading. lots of love. 

Qs~

1. ever been to vegas? if so–favorite part about sin city?

2. when dining out–if the food is good but the service sucks, would you still go back? or is crappy service a deal-breaker?

xo. janetha g.

(p.s. i will announce the healthy surprise giveaway winner tomorrow. i am too sleepy now.)

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Nicole C June 24, 2012 at 10:36 pm

Yes, been to Vegas and once I was born I have never moved. Hmm, favorite part is probably leaving! :) I think my favorite part is no state taxes, different from most answers I am sure. Glad you had fun and packed a ton in.

Bad service is a deal breaker for me, typically not interested in going back.

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Sana June 24, 2012 at 11:04 pm

Your trip sounds awesome! Glad you had a blast!

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Lili June 24, 2012 at 11:08 pm

Hiiii(, lol. welcome back, i look for ur blogs everyday.. i love them.. Im actually going to Utah pretty soon.. july 1.. for vacation… I need some really good places to eat but not too expensive.. I will be in Salt lake and around.. any good places to hike also??

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janetha @ meals & moves June 25, 2012 at 9:23 am

There are TONS of cool places to hike in Utah! Are you going to be in SLC or down south? Around SLC you should look up hiking in Big Cottonwood Canyon and Millcreek Canyon. Just google it, there are tonnnns of hikes. Good places to eat.. Mexican: Red Iguana, Greek: Aristo’s, Sushi: Takashi, Healthy and cheap: Blue Lemon, Indian: Himilayan Kitchen or Bombay House, Brewery: Squatter’s or Red Rock or Boheminan. That is enough to keep you busy, haha. XO

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corrie anne June 24, 2012 at 11:09 pm

Oh… that looks like a weekend I need with my girls!!! What an awesome time. I’ve not been to Vegas, but I think we’ll go spur of the moment sometime. Seems close now that we’re in Denver.

I’m always shocked by bad service, but I’ll usually give a place a second chance. Well, as long as it was just inattentiveness…. not downright rudeness.

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Marisa June 24, 2012 at 11:48 pm

That candy bar is the one I told you about! So good! The caramel version is amazing, too… a glorified Carmello. We should look into going to a show in September? Or maybe just the rides.

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Lauren June 25, 2012 at 4:47 am

What an incredible girls weekend away! I have only been to Vegas once but I loved it! I wish I lived closer so that we could drive it but we are only 3 hours from AC so we do get a small fix of sin city on occasion.

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chelsey @ clean eating chelsey June 25, 2012 at 5:07 am

Looks like a fun weekend!!! I have one question though – what did you do with your refrigerated items from TJ’s? Did you have a cooler? Do you like how this is what I think of?

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Angie @ Pint of Goals June 25, 2012 at 5:43 am

What a fun weekend! It does suck how hard it is to get together with friends as everyone gets older.
I have been to Vegas twice; the first time I went, my favorite part was seeing the Cirque du Soleil show, Love, and the second time was for a triple bachelorette party (I was one of the three), and we had an amazing time dancing at various clubs.

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kristen June 25, 2012 at 6:16 am

Are you a Top Chef fan? I’m pretty sure ‘witchcraft is one of Tom Colicchio’s restaurants…

Looks like an awesome weekend!

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Jessica June 25, 2012 at 9:27 pm

That was my first thought too! I am a HUGE Top Chef fan and would love to eat at one of Tom’s restaurant! I am so jealous!

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Alex @ therunwithin June 25, 2012 at 6:25 am

Girls weekend are the best, what a fun weekend. I mean jam packed but a good jam packed. I haven’t been to trader joe’s in so long, so jealous!

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Lee June 25, 2012 at 6:31 am

What is a geographic tongue?!

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Lindsay @ Lindsay's List June 25, 2012 at 6:33 am

I don’t even know where to start this comment – too much good stuff.
I’ll just tell you that Travis and I looked at tickets to SLC last night.

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Alicia June 25, 2012 at 11:45 am

Holla!! :)

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Amy Q June 25, 2012 at 7:01 am

Sounds like a SERIOUSLY awesome weekend!

In addition to being a pretty cool Facebook page (Easy Lunchboxes), there is now an Easy Lunchboxes cookbook using Trader Joes foods!

http://www.easylunchboxes.com/blog/cooking-with-trader-joes-cookbook-easy-lunchboxes/

I also love love love TJs, but the closest one to me is over 3 hours away, and not in my line of travel. I have a few 5 hours away that I might pass by with more frequency. My fave items are their multi-colored raisins, the habenero lime tortillas, the 3 round pack of goat cheese, and the dried chile mangos (mmmmmm).

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Emily R June 25, 2012 at 7:08 am

Welcome back! Your weekend sounds like so much fun!! I’ve never been to Vegas, but I really want to go just so i can play some hands of texas hold ’em. :-)

and to answer your question, the food has got to be AMAZING…I mean, seriously amazing…for me to go back if they’ve given me bad service. I’ve worked in customer service before and it blows me away that you can so rarely find good customer service these days.

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Jessica, the_toned_teach June 25, 2012 at 7:35 am

Your eats from the weekend look INCREDIBLE!! … but they don’t even compare to the fun you had with your friends and the memories made :) I’m glad you had a great trip!!

…hope you regain butt cheek feeling soon ;)

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Sidney June 25, 2012 at 7:42 am

Sounds fun!! I have geographic tongue too!! But mine has never really bugged me, which is weird cause it’s really bad looking! So jealous u got to go to trader joes!

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Tamara June 25, 2012 at 7:47 am

I’ve been to Vegas twice, once for my sister’s wedding in ’06 and once for my own on 10.22.10!! My wedding was my fave part of Vegas, for sure, but there’s so much to love there. If you get back for another Cirque show, I can’t recommend The Beatles: LOVE highly enough!! My husband and I saw it the night before our wedding and it was simply incredible.

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the delicate place June 25, 2012 at 8:14 am

ok. so now i really want to go to vegas. the latest i’ve eaten recently was like 10 so you have me beat by an hour! feels like college again haha ;p what do you mean by geographic tongue?! all i know is that my lips get all ulcered up after too many salt n vinegar chips BUT it’s worth it because they are simply the best!

hahaha i love that photo of the 3 of you on the ride. totally different expressions ranging from joy to sheer terro lol! i am a huge yelper too! although urbanspoon is also really big in my area. if the service sucks but the food is fantastic i will usually go back one more time to make sure…i mean everyone has a bad night and i get that plus i used to work in service so i know how hard it can be sometimes. if the food sucks, i’ll never go back even if it’s cheap! i really like to eat well :)

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Sierra June 25, 2012 at 8:20 am

We go to Vegas ALL THE TIME. I think one year we went five times…yes, 5! We love the shows and the restaurants and the shopping. We are not big gamblers, we just love the town. I was at the opening of Diablo with my girlfriends. Lots of fun celebrities there!

I also get weirdly excited for Trader Joes…so much great stuff and fantastic prices.

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Nicole June 25, 2012 at 8:25 am

We also hit up Trader Joe’s this weekend. Stocked up! Love that place :) Wish I had noticed the Speculoos bars! YUM!

I also have a geographic tongue. If I’m getting sick, it bothers me. Pineapple always bothers it, so I tend to stay away from that.

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Heather (Heather's Dish) June 25, 2012 at 8:50 am

what a fun road trip!

i’ve only ever been to the vegas airport…so if that counts, then i suppose the best part is the Cinnabon shop? :)

and crappy service? hate it – although if the food is fabulous (and i mean REALLY fabulous) then i may go back and just pray that it’s better the second time around!

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Paije June 25, 2012 at 8:52 am

Looks like you had an awesome weekend! I’ve never been to vegas but it’s a dream vacay for the mister so I’m sure we will make it there sometime! Geographic tongue sounds crazy – I’ve never heard of it before!
Hope you’re having a good day back at work! xo

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Shaunna@mamas13minutemile June 25, 2012 at 8:58 am

Looks like such a blast….makes me want to get my girly friends together for a road trip :)

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lynn @ the actor's diet June 25, 2012 at 9:13 am

yay so fun! i haven’t been back to vegas in a few years but i always like going in the summer b/c the hotels are so freaking cheap.

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Abby @ Abz 'n' Oats June 25, 2012 at 9:29 am

I’ve never been to Vegas but it sure sounds fun to experience at least once! :) There is one place that I will always go back no matter how crappy the service is and that is my favorite sushi restaurant in town. I have learned that I can’t base my opinion of the whole restaurant on one jerk of a bartender because the sushi is just way too good for that!

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Paige June 25, 2012 at 9:42 am

Hi Janetha,

I have been a long time watcher of your blog. I love it. I am also from Salt Lake City.
I just have to tell you. If you ever make it to Painted Pony again try the cheese cake. It is like nothing you have ever tried and is not your traditional cheese cake at all. It is amazing!!

Also I know you love brunch places and I trying Penny Ann’s Cafe this weekend. I don’t know if you have tried it yet it is semi new and is on main street but man do they make an AWESOME omelet.

It sounds like you had an awesome trip. That is a classic SL vacation! Love it!

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Janetha June 25, 2012 at 9:43 am

I will have to check out the cheesecake next time! And YES! I loved Penny Ann’s! We got a Groupon there and went awhile back: http://mealsandmovesblog.com/2012/04/21/saturday-adventures/

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Paige June 26, 2012 at 5:42 pm

Yeah it is awesome and super light. Oh nice you have been there. I was surprised at how good the omelets were are the pancakes are out of this world. What you guys ordered looked great too. I am a huge brunch fan also!

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Ezzie June 25, 2012 at 10:23 am

That pizza looks AWESOME. I just had breakfast but that just looks too delicious! Seems like you had a fantastic weekend! Oh, & I feel ya with the whole trader joes thing. The closest one is an hour from where I live! Sadness.

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mary @ what's cookin with mary June 25, 2012 at 11:05 am

Looks like you had a great trip! I hadn’t been to Vegas since I was 21 (9 years ago!) and recently went with my husband in May. We partied like we were 21 and it was awesome!

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Alicia June 25, 2012 at 11:49 am

Looks like fun! I love the cirque shows but Ka isn’t even the best one! Hopefully we’ll get to Vegas this summer. I love Margaritaville :)

Bad service ruins the whole place for me. I don’t even care if it’s the most delish place…I like it even better when people are nice!

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Kelsey M June 25, 2012 at 12:48 pm

I totally have goegraphic tongue as well! Glad to know someone else that has this too!

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Kelsey M June 25, 2012 at 12:48 pm

I totally have geographic tongue as well! Glad to know someone else that has this too!

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Stefanie @TheNewHealthy June 25, 2012 at 1:16 pm

I went to Vegas right after my 21st birthday, but I want to go back with the girls. Looks like you guys had a blast!

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Erica June 25, 2012 at 1:23 pm

You all definitely made the most of your time together! Looks like a blast. The most delicious looking dish to me? Definitely the brie & berry plate! TJs! It is the absolute bestest. I have been to Vegas once, but it was for work so I didn’t really experience too much.

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Jenny June 25, 2012 at 1:54 pm

I “suffer” from geographic tongue, too, but I assumed it happened to everyone! In fact, I have it right now from eating pineapple. Gets me every time.

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StoriesAndSweetPotatoes June 25, 2012 at 2:18 pm

omg I love your Annie’s shirt.

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Sarah June 25, 2012 at 2:42 pm

I’m okay with the espresso, but if you give my children another cat, someone’s going to get hurt.

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table June 25, 2012 at 3:10 pm

I’ve never been to Vegas but I know that when I do go, I want to go with you! It looks like you guys did it right!

And that TJ’s loot… I am impressed. :)

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Alysa (InspiredRD) June 25, 2012 at 3:29 pm

1). My parents took me and a friend to Vegas for my 21st birthday. My grandma tagged along too. Was a blast! We also went a few times when my husband played AAA baseball and had road trips to play the Vegas team. They always put us up at the Golden Nugget. Free hotel in Vegas? Ok!
2). Spectacular food trumps bad service. But only spectacular, anything less than that and I’m out.

Glad you had fun :)

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Paige @ Running Around Normal June 25, 2012 at 4:28 pm

Loved seeing the pics over the weekend :) Sounds like a fun trip!

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Annette@FitnessPerks June 25, 2012 at 4:49 pm

FUN!! I LOVE St. George. And yes, been to vegas twice. It was alright–I am not much of a ‘vegas’ girl, but some of the food was real good!

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holly June 25, 2012 at 6:39 pm

ummmmm…can we plan a road trip? anywhere you want. i.am.in.

but seriously, so fun! love that you ladies did that!

love you mama!

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Kerryne June 25, 2012 at 7:05 pm

Best weekend EVER! So glad we did that… I still chuckle every time I think of the whoopee cushion. Ha ha.

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BroccoliHut June 25, 2012 at 7:18 pm

So much great stuff in this post!!
That baked Brie has me drooling–I’m on a bit of a Brie kick these days.
The steamed lentils at TJ’s are a life-saver for me. For whatever reason, I am too lazy to make lentils myself, even though I love them. My favorite use for those pre-cooked ones are for my lentil burgers! I just made a batch last night :)

I went to Vegas (ha! just type “vegan”) when I was 15 and 16 with my parents for a business trip, and we saw all the usual things–Cirque du Soleil and Siegfried + Roy. I’d like to go back now that I’m legal and can enjoy the rest of the city!

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Felicia (Natural + Balanced) June 25, 2012 at 7:38 pm

gotta love trader joes!! never been to vegas..and the only casino ive been to was in new zealand. my luck made me a very happy girl that night with my winnings! id love to go for a long weekend though

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PurelyMichelle June 25, 2012 at 8:03 pm

oh my goodness!! looked like an epic trip ;)

love road trips with my girls, always crazy times

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Jessica June 25, 2012 at 9:29 pm

I have been using my Norwex cloth on my face for a few weeks now=best.thing.ever. Takes my makeup off effortlessly, and I have had almost zero breakouts! Thanks for the awesome post on it!
This looks like the best.vaca. ever.

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Janetha June 26, 2012 at 12:18 pm

Yay! Glad you are on the Norwex train. Love it.

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Neil June 25, 2012 at 9:48 pm

Wow, that looked like a cool trip. Have always wanted to see Cirq. The “Geographic Tounge” reference has thrown me off.

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Candice June 25, 2012 at 10:22 pm

Looks like you girls had a blast!! I was in LV earlier this week, SOOOO hot.. Love kerrynes face on the ride! haha!

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TeriLyn [a foodie stays fit] June 26, 2012 at 4:44 am

I haven’t been to Vegas or St. George since my high school spring break. hahah! CLASSIC.

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Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning June 26, 2012 at 12:16 pm

So much to say!! Man, your whole weekend looks so awesome. And driving across time zones just boggles my mind- that’s something I don’t do very often living on an east coast(al) state! I’ve been to Vegas twice- I was 22 and 24, so it’s been a LONG time. I do remember the awesome rose gardens in the Bellagio though- and the rides at the top of the Stratosphere (we did both)! I have only seen one Vegas show- The Chippendales! Don’t laugh- it was HOT!
And how much do I love that your friends are food sharers? Like, for almost every meal? They sound like the best friends ever!
Oh, and crappy service once is okay. But more than once? Nope. Too bad.

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