Monday, October 22, 2007

Trevor & Lesley's Travel Tips: Las Vegas Road Trip

So Lesley and I headed out to Las Vegas a couple weekends ago for the BYU/UNLV game. We had a blast and learned a few things in the process. In light of our newfound knowledge and wisdom, we feel it necessary to share those insights we have gained. As such, we are starting a new addition to our blog: Trevor & Lesley's Travel Tips. It will show up from time to time after vacations to help you out in your own travels. You may want to add a new bookmark to your browser :)

Tip #1: Go to a BYU game. First and foremost.....if you can see a BYU game while you're in Las Vegas, be sure to do it. After all, they're pretty much the home team.

Tip #2: Avoid the strip. If you have been to Las Vegas before and have already done the strip....avoid it. There's more to Las Vegas than flashing lights and little Hispanic guys with strip club flyers. If you've never done the strip before, then go. But if you've been there, done that, stay away. The traffic, people congestion, and prices are much less off the strip. And you won't get suckered into walking 4 miles because it's "just 2 more hotels down." Sidenote: There's a Cheesecake Factory in Henderson that's twice as close to Sam Boyd Stadium, has half the line, and is just as good.

Tip #3: Try to find someone to mooch off.....just kidding Allison! But really, everyone knows someone from Vegas. If you're at BYU, or went to BYU, I guarantee you know someone who has family that lives in Vegas. Sure it may be a little awkward to stay with your Relief Society President's parents that you've never met, but you don't have to pay, they know their way around things, and if they're as hospitable as the Martins (doubtful), you'll feel right at home. It's like being on the road while staying at home. Special shout-out and thank you to the Martins for everything. And in our case, this travel tip to mooch was made even better by the scenery on the walls which included: a bear, moose, warthog, hyena(we slept under it), zebra skin, leopard, and even a wild cat.



Tip #4: Playoffs Sports Bar. About an hour outside of Las Vegas is the booming town of Mesquite. You might be thinking about catching a breakfast buffet at the casino there. Don't. It's gross. Instead, drive past the casino along the main road until you find Playoff's Sports Bar. They have a great 2-for-1 breakfast deal that is some of the best in the business. It seemed almost too good to be true, but when I asked the waitress how the whole 2-for-1 breakfast thing worked she said, "It's real easy. You get two meals.....you pay for one." Same great Vegas taste, unforgettable Mesquite price. It was quite the find.

Tip #5: Take a detour. On our way back we went hiking in Zion National Park with Jeris and Suzanna Hobbs. It broke up the monotony of the drive and allowed us to visit a place that we probably would not have made a whole trip out of. When hiking in Zion National Park, you have to climb Angel's Landing and you absolutely have to go all the way to the top. If you stop before the summit you've missed the best part of the hike and the best scenery. If you can take the Hobbses with you, do it. They're great entertainment.





Well that does for this first edition of Trevor & Lesley's Travel Tips. Stay tuned for more helpful insights and humorous witticisms. Coming soon................................. San Francisco

7 comments:

Ev & Whit said...

Great post Trev. I wonder what it would be like to be able to travel, one day. When your ready for Duestchland let us know, thats really the only trip mein familia is interasant-ed in. -Das Bruder

JasPam said...

Loved your travel tips. Our last trip almost made all your categories--BYU game, and mooching off people! I have alot to learn from you about how to lay out my blog. Any advice would be appreciated!

Jeris said...

Trevor usually does a good job of pointing people in the right direction, but you have to be on your toes. With that being said steer clear of the playoff sports grill. I thought I was finishing up Trevor's hash browns when really it was sausage. Need I say more.

Ev & Whit said...

I have so much to learn! I wonder what your post will consist of after your Rexburg travels... hmmm...

Chelsea said...

Hey Lesley, it's Chelsea...Amy's sister. Your blog made me laugh, mostly b/c I knew exactly what you were talking about! When are you guys going to San Fran? I'm looking forward to reading the travel tips for that b/c Shawn and I are going there in January :)Can't wait!

bajork12 said...

You two never disappoint with your blog entries. One thing's for sure...Les and Trevor know how to do things right. I'd like to experience these travel trips for myself on a trip with you two.

In light of Trevor's challenge denial, I'd like to re-challenge Trevor to take our family photos in December. I accept your challenge to cook you a meal that you enjoy.

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