We're ready for an urban fix. We are really in the middle of nowhere. No cell phone service. A thunderstorm put out the regular phone service for about 24 hours. We are 9 miles from a store where we can buy a bottle of milk, 14 miles from a small grocery store, 22 miles from a garage where we can get the truck serviced, 41 miles from a dentist or larger grocery store, 105 miles from a Wal-Mart.
Tuesday, on the way to Panguitch (41 miles) for groceries, we stopped at the only national chain restaurant in two counties—Subway—for lunch. We will leave
To cope with our small (8 cubic feet) refrigerator and the distance to a store, I have begun to mix up dry milk for us to drink. Back when our sons were young, I mixed dry milk with whole milk to save money. Today I do it to save on gas. Since we drink skim milk all the time anyway, it tastes just the same. We save a little money on milk and more on gas.
After meeting the camp hosts at
We enjoy spending part of each year in the country—where the skies are dark so we can see the Milky Way and other stars, where there are no sirens and very little traffic, where we can hear the coyotes at night. But this isn't where we want to live all the time. We are looking forward to getting into a city, especially for cell phone service and fresh vegetables.