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17 May 2009 @ 07:36 pm
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A good time was had by all. Way busier than we, or the towns, expected. Ran into lots of places being out of things, and there, it's so remote, there isn't even a grocery store. so if they're out, they're out till the next delivery. Like the gas station market -- the only place to buy food in town -- out of OJ till after Memorial Day. We really tried to do the walk to Calf Creek Falls, but an arrival, the small lot was full and people were parked up the side of the road and dozens of people were milling around waiting to start off. So we went to Capitol Reef instead. I was very domestic and bought an apron like my grandmother used to wear (been wanting one for years) and a rolling pin. My other purchase was the night prior when we ate at Hell's Backbone Grill, and was their cookbook. One of the owners even stopped by to chat and promised to sign it for me, which she did.

Speaking of Hell's Backbone Grill... OMG! It was one of the best meals I've ever had!! To die for. My brother made it my birthday dinner about 7 weeks early :) I would spend another weekend there just to have dinner there again. We went the next morning for breakfast, but unfortunately, it wasn't quite the same experience - the bottom of my french toast was burnt and the tea was lukewarm. But the dinner was so awesome, I wasn't too put out [g]

Yesterday, in Torrey, on the way back to Boulder, I went to open the passenger side door of the car, and it wouldn't open. so I had to clamber over the driver's side as the half the back seat was full of crap. So on the ride home today, we had two in the back, leaving the front seat clear. When we got back to our very rustic cabin -- and yeah, it really was rustic! -- I pouted until they let my build a fire in the firepit. I wanted a fire, damnit!! I even had to build up the back side of the ring with my own slate wall to do it. So we sat around the fire outside for a few hours drinking wine, with trips to the front of the cabin to look at the stars -- which were brilliant! It would be a great place to go with a bunch of friends and rent out all three cabins and have BBQs and go riding in the day and stargazing and campfires at night.

All in all, we did a lot of walking, eating, and driving.

Oh, yes! The coffee place in Torrey had 'Magnificent Seven' blend coffee! Yes, I took a picture.
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bewizeficwize on May 18th, 2009 03:06 am (UTC)
Sounds wonderful... I wanna go!
Ithithildyn on May 19th, 2009 01:54 am (UTC)
It really was a lot of fun!
Lara I.lara_everlong on May 18th, 2009 03:38 am (UTC)
that reminds me of "O Brother Where Art Thou" when George Clooney says 'well ain't this place a geographical oddity, two weeks from everywhere!'

:P

you sound like you had a really great time, welcome back!
Ithithildyn on May 19th, 2009 01:54 am (UTC)
Thanks :) Really is a far way from anywhere.
Mischief: 9CLbellyrubsem_kellesvig on May 18th, 2009 12:38 pm (UTC)
Glad you're home and that you had a good time. Photos, girl, photos! ((hugs))
Ithithildyn on May 19th, 2009 01:53 am (UTC)
I didn't take any, but Glenn and Nin did.
some_day_soling: Pink parasolsome_day_soling on May 18th, 2009 02:20 pm (UTC)
Aprons are awesome.

That is all.
Ithithildyn on May 19th, 2009 01:53 am (UTC)
They are!
pat: BTVS Spike tiltpat_t on May 18th, 2009 03:34 pm (UTC)
Sounds like you had an amazing time. Glad you are home safe.
Ithithildyn on May 19th, 2009 01:53 am (UTC)
We had a good time :)
dejladejla on May 18th, 2009 04:21 pm (UTC)
Sounds wonderful!
Ithithildyn on May 19th, 2009 01:52 am (UTC)
It was!
anya2112anya2112 on May 19th, 2009 01:51 am (UTC)
What did you have that was so awesome?

*Castle renewal--squee*

Let's all go camping!!!

Sounds like ya'll had a blast!
Ithithildyn on May 19th, 2009 01:52 am (UTC)
A t bone steak with pablano crema and their spice rub. Was awesome!

Would be great if we could get together in one place!