The place where we stayed about a week ago in Gun Galutt National Reserve was pretty sweet. As I said, the place was beautiful. It was about 2 hours from town, not too tough to get to. It was pretty quiet and peaceful, probably not even half full even though it is the high season. It had running water and showers with hot water — often a luxury on the country side. And the food was so so good.
We stayed in a “deluxe ger,” which I think means we got a double bed instead of two twins. There was no electricity in the gers, just in the main restaurant. I have to give a shout out to Tom’s grandmom for getting me a camping headlight (literally, a light that attaches to one’s head) — it kept me from wandering off the path and eating it or running into another ger after dark.
I was most surprised by the food. Our lunches were three-course meals, dinner was a tasty bar-b-que, and we had our meals on the wrap-around porch looking out onto the valley. Not a bad life.