Being an antisocial germaphobe means that eating out while we’re traveling is out of the question, so I prepare all our meals in hotel rooms. Sometimes we stay in extended-stay type hotels and we have a small kitchen area with a stove and full size refrigerator, but a lot of our nights on the road are spent in regular hotel rooms. Here are some of our hotel-prepared road meals from previous years:
We were staying at an extended-stay hotel that had a stove top but not an oven,
so I made a yeast dough and cooked it on a frying pan covered with a glass lid.
This was when we were traveling with a toaster oven.
I made the pie crusts in the oven, filled them with vanilla custard
and topped them with vegan buttercream and fresh strawberries.
No oven? No problem!
We wanted cake, so I made a few thick cake-batter pancakes and
layered them with vegan buttercream and sliced strawberries in between each pancake.
Bummer, you can’t see the sliced strawberries here.
where you can find lots of wildlife and several Prairie Dog Towns.
Prairie Dogs are such cute little dumplings!
Yellowstone is the perfect place for wildlife-watching.
Another Yellowstone resident.
This bald eagle reached into the water with his/her foot and grabbed a fish!
We couldn’t believe our eyes! Sorry about the terrible photo,
we were fairly far away from the eagle and I had to abuse the zoom feature to its max.
Can you see the foot reaching into the water? Yellowstone Canyon.
This is one of the most beautiful views I’ve ever seen,
and the picture doesn’t even begin to do it justice.
Mr. Wing-it almost fell in there trying to get a good shot!
To me, man-made things don’t even compare to nature-made mountains and canyons,
but Mt. Rushmore really is quite impressive when you see it in person!
but I do remember how everything was so quiet and desolate,
and all we could hear were the gigantic trees making some sort of percussion sound.
Happy almost-weekend! :)