so its a bit after the fact, but i have some photos of the meal we had in park city the night before we hit the rockies.  quinn’s mom treated us splendidly.  who cares if we ate desert first and THEN found the 2 for 1 dinner entree coupons in the local paper?  as roz said, “in life, you should enjoy desert before dinner.”  so i’ll post the photos in the order we ate.

creme brulee with little hazelnut cookies

creme brulee with little hazelnut cookies

ken's chocolate orangscicle with banana

ken's chocolate orangscicle with banana

ken's kobe beef with chipotle shrimp skewers

ken's kobe beef with chipotle shrimp skewers

quinn's elk asparagus octopus monster thing

quinn's elk asparagus octopus monster thing

my BBQ ribs volcano with mashed potatoes and onion rings. the potatoes are stuffed into the coil of ribs.  pure deliciousness.

my BBQ ribs volcano with mashed potatoes and onion rings. the potatoes are stuffed into the coil of ribs. pure deliciousness.

so with this fantastic meal we tackled the rocky mountains.  and conquered.   ken has already written all about it so i’ll just put up some photos i have of the brutal climb.

notice ken's goofy ass in the background

notice ken's goofy ass in the background

after 4 hours of climbing this was a welcoming sign

after 4 hours of climbing this was a welcoming sign

after the 50mph stinging descent this is what we devoured at the local chevron

after the 50mph stinging descent this is what we devoured at the local chevron

so that is my interpretation of the rocky mountains.  food.  climb.  descent.  food.  i found myself at one point asking the mountains, “is that all you got for me? rocky mountains huh? more like just a pile of rocks.”

the next morning after sleeping in the spare office across from Chevron we walked over to the station and ate.  it was surprising to me that it was a corporate gas station but everything on the menu was made from scratch on the spot.  donuts, brownies, cookies, breakfast sandwiches, chili, everything! and it was all fantastic!

ham, 2 patties, 2 eggs, pepperjack

ham, 2 patties, 2 eggs, pepperjack