Last year I was in Bozeman, MT at my girlfriend's house for my birthday. We had elk steaks, courtesy of some hunters who left their frozen meat at the airport, because they were too cheap to pay the $150 cost of bringing it home. After going on a $10,000 hunt. Thanks guys, the steaks were outstanding. So were the elk fajitas the next day. I hear moose is even tastier.
I thought about going to get my mountain fix over Thanksgiving this year, until I checked the fares. Haaaaaaaaaa.
It costs around hundred and fifty dollars to get to Las Vegas, Salt
Lake City or Denver and back from Chicago. Maybe $200. Not bad. Cheap,
in fact, these days. But it's
around five hundred dollars to get to Bozeman and back once you get to
Okay I'm exaggerating, but just a little. A big chunk of
that $650+ dollar fare is for a distance you can drive. For instance,
this time of year Jackson Hole has non stops from Chicago, so maybe I
should just drive to Bozeman from there. It's about three and a half
I only have to dodge all the hot pots in Yellowstone, avoid the
the angry bison and the snorting buffalo, oh wait, they're the same
thing, hide from the hungry grizzlies, and hope there's no snow yet. Or
rent something with snowtires and an engine. Sounds like a plan to me.
Actually the plan is to go
to Washington D.C.
now and spend time with my cute little niece. My stomach will be filled
with wonderful holiday food cooked by one of my brothers.
My heart will be
thinking about the view of the Bridger Mountains from the front steps
of my friend's house at
daybreak. Although our nation's capitol ain't shabby.