|Big Horn--Nice decor, steak needs help|
|Bergen, 2230 hrs|
After dinner, I spent the evening screwing around online and watching movies--to include Kingsman (pretty good, very bloody) and "I Am Legend" (also pretty good). Making my evening even more fun was the very straightforward geographically, but still cool to experience personally, long evening in of daylight. It simply was harder to get tired while it was still light out. Every so often, I'd run downstairs and pop out of the hotel to take a picture and to feel what a city alive and lit by sunlight at 2230 hrs actually felt like.
At midnight, I closed the room darkening shades, put my mask on, and put my earplugs in, thinking I'd wake by nine, have a few coffees in the room, hit the gym and then get to the (free) breakfast served here by 1000. And then I woke up at 1030. Ordinarily not a bad thing, but I felt like I was behind, and I would now have to pay (more) for both of my meals today, whereas under the old plan, one of them (breakfast) would be free. So after a few slugs of coffee and a quick expenditure of 350 calories, I headed down the street to what had been recommended to me last night as an authentic Norwegian Restaurant. I would not suffer the indignity of a second day of gustatory criticism.
I returned to my room at about 1500, where I dove into work for a few hours, before breaking off at 1915 to....eat again. Having had time at lunch to peruse the menu, I knew exactly what I would have. Wanting to indulge my red meat
cravings, I had already settled on reindeer for my main course, with a starter of smoked salmon. Again, all of it was sublime--but especially the reindeer. Oh my. This was some really good meat--and it had a sauce with it that was to die for. I am very pleased with finding this restaurant, and will return.