A few weeks ago while in Idaho, my sister, Ryno, D-Man and my sister's friend, Matt and I went up to Wallace, Idaho to visit the Oasis Bordello Museum. This place was a working brothel until 1988 when it was raided by the FBI. The people who turned the place into a museum kept the rooms exactly how they were left by the prostitutes in 1988. It was pretty interesting, but may have been more so without the constant tantrums from D-Man. The last place you want your child rolling around on the floor is a brothel.
On our way back from Wallace, we stopped for lunch at the Snake Pit Restaurant. The Snake Pit features Rocky Mountain Oysters, which are not seafood. In the menu it says to ask for availability because sometimes the cows do not cooperate. I think that says it all.
While we were there they were available. So, Matt was brave enough to order them. They looked different than I expected. I thought they would be round and grosser looking. But, they were deep fried and sliced. We all decided to be brave and at least try them, yes even me. It was gross. But, I think maybe they wouldn't have seemed as gross if I didn't know what they were. Also, I think it would have helped if they were not served room temperature. As a general rule, I don't eat beef and haven't for years. This wouldn't qualify as something I would ever eat again, regardless of my vegetarian status.
I feel like I did some very "Idaho" things during that trip. Even having grown up within twenty minutes of the Snake Pit I never ate there before. Also, my Dad used to be teacher up in the Silver Valley, but he never took us to eat there. Go Figure. But, I can say my son has eaten there, although he didn't try the "oysters." He stuck with PB & J.
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