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Driving to Las Vegas
by runeatrepeat on April 18, 2011
We made it to Las Vegas!
Driving to Vegas is no biggie for residents of Southern California. I’ve been driving up for impromptu weekend fun since I was a kid (I used to party hard when I was 6). But, for those REReaders who aren’t local I thought I’d share the journey. It’s about a four hour drive (depending on if you believe in following speed limits and peeing in an empty bottle).
Ben and I got on the road around 12:30pm (on Sunday). If you are doing a Friday to Sunday trip you have to leave early (or super late) or you will face a ton of traffic.
Yes, you do see 2 white spots on my face in a desperate attempt to kill 2 HUGE pimples on my face. They were the grossest
My snacks for the journey…
After spending an hour and a half on the open road we made the obligatory pit stop at In-N-Out. This is totally going to get me hate comments, but I think In-N-Out is super overrated.
I love everything about California (even our former Governator), but I don’t get the In-N-Out pride. Sorry.
The fries are soggy and not salty enough.
But, if you still insist on going make sure you order your burger “animal style”. If you’re vegetarian they have a grilled cheese that’s not on the menu.
Then, he took a nap…
And I drove on eventually leaving all traces of human life and entering the expansive desert.
In Baker about an hour away from Vegas, we stopped at the Mad Greek Café. Supposedly it’s world famous. I doubt that, but it is a famous landmark on the drive to and from Vegas.
For reference, it’s across the street from the world’s largest thermometer.
The guts inside:
I got a lame-o salad because I wasn’t hungry, but thought I should eat something.
And I stole a couple sips of Ben’s strawberry shake. It’s not made with fresh strawbs and is just okay. But, the cute umbrella helps
The salad woke up my hunger and I had these nuts I got from the Natural Products Expo. Love.
Finally, we made it!!! I’m not sure what the plans are for this evening, but I suspect they involve something that starts with a “V” and ends with “odka”…