Gone, Gone, and Gone

I drop topics usually acquired on the road on a regular basis.  Today, for example, I decided not to write about 3.  I probably won’t be telling you any more about Natalie Young, reporting on local marijuana, or mentioning The Warren.

Natalie Young owned and operated my favorite Las Vegas hangout, an unpretentious restaurant serving breakfast and lunch called EAT.  Opening in 2012 with occasional live music in the morning, EAT was so successful that Natalie opened a 2nd eatery called CHOW.  Ruth & I liked it less.  On our just completed trip to Las Vegas, we ate at EAT and I decided that I wasn’t going back.  Parking has gotten difficult, the menu now offers few breakfast choices, and it’s simply not the delightful treat it was when we first dined there in 2013.  It does remain incredibly successful and crowded.   Apparently Natalie has turned her 2nd restaurant CHOW into a catering-only service.  This didn’t surprise us. We dined there but once was enough.  When Natalie first told me about it, she sounded a bit wary and said it would combine Southern recipes like fried chicken with Chinese cuisine.  Need I say more?  As far as I can tell, she still plans to open EAT II in Summerlin.  We might try it.

I live in a state that, like California, has legalized recreational marijuana.  California hopes to rake in billions of dollars in needed tax revenue from the production and selling of pot.  Just before Christmas, Ruth came home and asked me if I knew what the hot gift for Xmas 2017 was.  I had no clue.  “A marijuana plant,” she said.  Looking through a visitor’s guide to Seattle, I found a page headed “Seattle Pot Shops We Recommend”.  There were 50 of them with mostly clever names like Euphorium and Herban Legends.  “This might be an interesting topic,” I concluded, but research proved difficult.

The Warren Anatomical Museum is in Boston’s Harvard Medical School’s Countway Library of Medicine on the 5th floor where “the dead teach the living”.  It consists of a few display cases containing normal and sometimes morbid anatomical specimens, casts, photos and instruments that have been used to teach Harvard medical students.   Founded in 1847, it has clearly not been updated in decades, is hard to get to, and is very small.  There is a lot about phrenology.

Delete, delete, delete.


About roadsrus

Since the beginning, I've had to avoid writing about the downside of travel in order to sell more than 100 articles. Just because something negative happened doesn't mean your trip was ruined. But tell that to publishers who are into 5-star cruise and tropical beach fantasies. I want to tell what happened on my way to the beach, and it may not have been all that pleasant. My number one rule of the road is...today's disaster is tomorrow's great story. My travel experiences have appeared in about twenty magazines and newspapers. I've been in all 50 states more than once and more than 50 countries. Ruth and I love to travel internationally--Japan, Canada, China, Argentina, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, etc. Within the next 2 years we will have visited all of the European countries. But our favorite destination is Australia. Ruth and I have been there 9 times. I've written a book about Australia's Outback, ALONE NEAR ALICE, which is available through both Amazon & Barnes & Noble. My first fictional work, MOVING FORWARD, GETTING NOWHERE, has recently been posted on Amazon. It's a contemporary, hopefully funny re-telling of The Odyssey. View all posts by roadsrus

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