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You have to appreciate a place that will charge you over two hundred dollars per night to stay there and doesn’t provide wifi, cel phone service, OR TELEVISION. We stayed at the Old Faithful Inn at Yellowstone park, which is just such a place. Never had a better time at a hotel in my life. Not having any way to amuse yourself by yourself actually forces you into society with other fellow low-tech humans.

The day we arrived at the hotel there had been an electrical emergency at the entire Old Faithful lodging area, which includes three hotels. Electricity was being rationed between the three campuses. Each hotel got three hours of electricity to get it’s electrical needs met, then the power would go off for six hours.

Electricity rationing meant that the dining options for dinner our first night were the reduced options of the Old Faithful disaster plan–which was pretty damned good. Karen ordered meatloaf, and they brought her two gigantic slices. I order Osso Buco! They brought me an entire pork shank!

Dining from the reduced menu was no disadvantage at all. Now I know that I will be making osso buco very soon at my house. It was really good coming out of a crippled kitchen, I can’t wait to see what it will be like coming out of my fully functional one.

As far as being able to eat on the road without having to get processed foods or mostly carb-based foods it hasn’t been that tough. We had a great dinner last night at a five star restaurant in Bozeman Montana. We decided to get a dessert afterwards, which a person can do when they aren’t eating sugar or carbohydrate in every bite they take or sip they drink.

About dcarmack

I am an instrument technician at the electric utility servicing the Kansas City Missouri metropolitan area. I am in the IBEW, Local 412. I was trained to be a nuclear power plant operator in the USN and served on submarines. I am a Democrat, even more so than those serving in Congress or the White House.
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