Friday Quiz: Where Is This? (July 7, 2006)
Like the two young sojourners in my little "road" novel I-State Lines, I prefer to camp when I drive across this amazing country. And one of the joys--or hardships--of camping is food. Everything tastes better over a campfire, especially if it's the end of the day or breakfast on a fresh new morning.
This gives me an excuse to reprint a recipe for lighter-than-air pancakes which multi-talented reader Chris H. sent in response to my Gunnison National Park (Colorado) pancake story awhile back.
Pancakes for Four:Sounds yummy, doesn't it? I guarantee these pancakes will taste better in camp than at home.
I read somewhere that offering recipes is an excellent way to promote one's book--even if it isn't a cookbook--so in that spirit of formidable marketing prowess, I now offer you the recipe for the worst devil's ham sandwich ever made. This is from Chapter 20 of I-State Lines; the guys are running on fumes, out of gasoline and food, and they just got a job unloading drywall (sheetrock).
Alex stares at the big stacks of sheetrock and says, "Brah, we can't work if we got nothing in the tank. Go get the grinds."So if there is a road trip in your plans this summer, why not order my little novel for something to read on the way, either in your motel room after a long day on the road or in your tent, after a hearty camp dinner. You can get the book pronto from my favorite online independent bookstore, The Kaleidoscope: Our Focus Is You (Shipping is free on all orders).
Or if you have an open order at amazon.com, you can of course add I-State Lines to it for $13 (orders over $25 ship free), which is less than one lousy junk-food meal. And I-State Lines contains no trans-fats! Furthermore, it is excellent for holding down maps on the carseat when you have the window rolled down.
Be the first to identify this specific park/reserve, and I'll send you a collector's copy of my book I-State Lines. So email me! (Hint: this gorgeous flower is the state flower of which state?)
NOTE: as I will be away from my desk, there will be no entry on July 8.
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