Doing what’s necessary to get by

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The Castle in White Sulphur Springs Montana In Montana there are less that one million residents. Considering the area of the state, that works out to be just 6.2 people per square mile on average.  As you can imagine people are not evenly distributed around the state; they tend to clump up in the bigger cities like Helena and Twin … Read More

Great Burgers in Jackson Hole Wyoming

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The rain has caused havoc with highway travel and we finally get to Jackson Hole after a major diversion due to a mud slide. Jackson Hole is a western town indeed with a history of cowboys and gunslingers (Butch Cassidy passed through these parts). We stop in at the Wort Hotel for a bite to eat. The Wort family is … Read More

Stranded in Ogden Utah

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For any of you readers out there who have gone on a vacation in your own vehicle and have had vehicle problems, you’ll be able to relate to this day’s tale of woe. We’ve had a few problems with our 1986 VW Vanagan on this trip and luckily, we’ve landed in cities were there are VW experts. These shops are … Read More

It’s a first for me — biscuits and gravy!

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We depart Vegas on May 17 and head north overnighting in an RV campground in Beaver Utah (at over 6,000 ft above sea level). It’s late and we’re hungry, so I fix up a quinoa jambolaya — not bad for a one pot camping dish. How can you go wrong with lots of sauteed onions, peppers, bacon, fresh sausages and … Read More

Local strawberries are on their way

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My favourite strawberries are locally grown ones. Their flavour and richness just doesn’t compare to the store bought ones that are so large, white  and flavourless. Once you taste a local strawberry (at room temperature preferably), there’s no turning back. Yes, you have to wait each year until they are avaialble to truly appreciate what a real strawberry tastes like. … Read More

There’s nothing I want at an Outlet Mall

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Gail and I have visited half a dozen outlet malls in our travels through two provinces and six states. The only outlet I’ve seen that was of even remote interest to me was the Bose sound system store. Oh sure, I’ve picked up some shoes, pants, socks and shirts but that’s out of necessity not shopping. In desperation I’ve browsed … Read More

A Stunning View of the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam

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Yes, even a blog about food can sometimes substitute gorgeous scenery for gorgeous food and so it is for today. Jon and I flew out on a 19-seater de Havilland plane for a tour of the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam.  Once I got over my nervousness, I let the scenery take over and it really was beautiful. The Grand … Read More

Excellent Mojito at the Hard Rock Café

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Las Vegas may be the stupidest town in America. Nothing is real and every public location wants to be a representation of some other place. You can be in Paris and step across the street into New York or Hollywood. Down the street is Egypt and Venice and ancient Rome. Yet there is history here: the Beatles at the Sahara, … Read More