Vegas is an expert at teaching me a lesson in “never say never.”
Marriage, camping… NASCAR.
We’re on an epic camping trip right now. And by camping, I mean “glamping.” We have an RV complete with stove, shower, and toilet. Just my speed.
We started in Vegas for the NASCAR, and we’ll end in Phoenix for a few Padres spring training games. Today we’re in Page, AZ to see Antelope Canyon. This is the view I woke up to:
But back to NASCAR. It was cold. And windy. There was CONSTANT 20-45 mph wind. It sprinkled, but that stopped. Then there was a dust storm. It was unbelievable.
The sun did come out for like 5 mins. During that time it was nice… but I don’t know. It’s loud and smelly. There are a LOT of rednecks. Rednecks who unabashedly support the KKK. Who does that?! NOT OKAY!
We left just before it ended. Even Vegas admitted she wasn’t having fun. By the end I swore I’d never, ever do it again. At least we made a side bet and Vegas owed me dinner (plus those martinis 😉 ). Post-martini I agreed to try ONE more race… as long as she promised warm sunshine.
At least I’ll be able to work on my tan.
In other news, I have mermaid hair.
This is actually what I ate during Sunday’s NASCAR adventure. Read on for my race day of eats, and join in Jenn’s WIAW baby right here!
I took the ingredients for our morning cocktail with us. Even Vegas has become addicted!
Then it was on to breakfast-ish. We weren’t really hungry after an epic dinner at Carnevino the night before… so I settled for some rice cakes and PB.
True story: I'm in an RV at a casino park in Vegas. With Vegas. Answering blog comments and eating rice cakes with @dsnaturals protein PB (no joke – the best thing ever) before breaking into a casino gym. The highlight of this story? We're here because Vegas is taking me to my first NASCAR race. God help me. 😂🏎
When in Rome…
This was a NASCAR meal. I ordered BBQ chicken over rice. They gave me teriyaki. It was disgusting. We split curly fries. Also gross. There were a few Jack and diets. It was necessary.
I bet Vegas that Danica Patrick (Vegas’ favorite driver… admittedly a hottie) would finish behind Carl Edwards (the only other driver whose name I knew). I won – Carl finished like 3 spots ahead of her – so Vegas had the privilege of buying me dinner. 🙂
We decided to check out a new spot – Cleo – in the SLS casino. It was SO good! Mediterranean food – hummus, veggies, kababs (that I completely forgot to take a pic of), and flourless chocolate cake. Plus wine.
Then Vegas and I learned to play Craps. I’ll leave the rest of the night up to your imagination…
Antelope has made up for NASCAR. Check out the IG pics…
Have you ever been to a NASCAR race?
Do you enjoy Fireball?