One of the challenges in traveling distances is scheduling places to eat, especially when one is trying to cover some ground while driving hundreds of miles. What’s a person to do?
I don’t necessary want fast food, nor do I want to spend much time in a sit-down restaurant with servers. I enjoy protein bars, fruit, or plain snacks to intervene when I begin having slight hunger urges. Sometimes though, I snack too much just to compensate for the boredom and driving fatigue.
Ideally, I don’t like to travel more than four to six hours a day. That provides time for me to not rush, locate eateries and maybe take a side road somewhere, trying to find that little nugget of awesomeness.
We ate at a few restaurants while staying a a number of days in Dubois, Wyoming. That was nice and relaxing. Two of my favorite places are Cowboy Café and Lone Buffalo Steak House. They have outstanding food, excellent service with a friendly smile and the western feel.
Cowboy Café is more of a quaint place and sometimes one gets to sit a little closer to neighbors. That’s okay. Everyone is friendly. Plus, there was a really neat Water Wheel Gift Shop next door that had unique items at a good value.
One of our interesting conversations occurred while sitting with three young men from Texas. They had been hiking and camping in the mountains and were having their last meal in Dubois while heading back home. They had an almost-close encounter with a grizzly bear when they found themselves between the mother and her cub. That’s not good.
The polite young men said they had never been so scared before. They had their bear spray but decided to quietly back away, before using the spray. Apparently, the mother bear had not seen them (since their eyesight isn’t very good) and had not received their scent. They were very happy to remove themselves from that environment.
The Lone Buffalo Steak House, across the street from the Cowboy Café, was new since the building was recently renovated. The dining area is spacious. and the atmosphere is inviting, as well as the food. Their steak is some of the best I’ve eaten. It’s worth a stop if you go through Dubois.
Now to the fitness center, right?
Blessings along the Way!