Sunday, July 10, 2011

the virgin river and settebello's.

my husband and i left on friday afternoon to make the trek up to utah for the johnson family reunion in park city. we decided to split the drive up into 2 days and somehow aaron convinced me that we should stay the night at the virgin river hotel and casino in mesquite, nevada--the same place that my husband's family always stayed when he was a kid on their drives to/from utah. i'll be honest--i was a little terrified/resistant to stay at the virgin river, but it only cost us 43 dollars and it was surprisingly very clean and family-oriented....except for all the slot machines i guess..... now i'm tempted to make the virgin river our own little tradition because the whole place was pretty hilarious and did i mention it was only 43 bucks??
before we stopped for the night though, we took a little detour on our way through las vegas to eat at one of our favorite restaurants settebello's. this place will always hold a special place near and dear to my heart, first of all because it reminds me of the kind of pizza i ate when i was in italy 4 years ago, and secondly because it was where aaron took me on our very first date! [also 4 years ago...except we went to the one in salt lake city.] my husband's cousin-in-law also owns the place so we like to show our support as much as we can. :)
we are now safely in park city and have the rest of the week to enjoy the beautiful mountains and the crisp air. yay for family reunions!

12 comments:

  1. mmm we ate there in salt lake, it's so good! cute photo of you. have fun with family!

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  2. Haha you're a good wife! I once went on a road trip from UT to AK with two good friends and we decided we weren't going to spend any money on hotels/campsites so some nights we sent up our tent on the side of the road and two nights we used church parking lots. The sign says "visitors welcome"

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  3. You are a good sport! Love that photo of you and have a great time with the mountains and your family.

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  4. I love when sort of sketchy hotels work out for the best. 43 dollars is amazing....love your blog, by the way; stumbled upon it by accident! take care x

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  5. these are really cool pics, have fun on the trip!!!

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  6. My family used to stay there too! And, I love Park City. My grandma lives there and it's one of my very favorite places. Have fun!

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  7. You are such a good wife!!! Though that sounds like a ton of fun. Roadtrips are the best! I hope you enjoy Park City - I'm sure it's beautiful right now!

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  8. looks like great fun! i love road trips.

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  9. hope you have an awesome family reunion! road trips are so much fun, especially with your partner in crime :)

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  10. You look so pretty in that picture! I hope you have a wonderful week in Park City--it's one of my favorite places.

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  11. that sounds like an AWESOME trip, i'm jealous! have fun with your family!

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  12. i have stayed at the virgin river hotel! granted, i was like 9 years old, but i have stopped for gas there many a time. the hotel and i are basically bff.

    also, whenever i say "settebello" i have to make dramatic hand motions and say "SEH-ta-BEL-lo!"

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