Ok our real motivation was to visit our family. Our Grandpa just turned 80 and he hadn't met our children yet and so spurred the road trip. We are staying with our aunt who lives in a wonderland of moss covered oak trees along a beautiful rushing river. Ya I may never leave. My kids fall asleep before I can get them in pjs due to nonstop outside fun. I have unlimited homemade banana bread at my disposal and don't even get me started on the caliber of antique shops here . Last night we were devouring my aunts homemade lasagna. My uncle who makes a joke every so often (or like every 5 seconds) said " is this the Elk lasagna or the deer lasagna honey?" it took me a second to realize he wasn't making a joke. My aunt confirmed it was elk. So ladies and gentlemen I have eaten Elk Lasangna and it was delicious. Some of you may be thinking , big deal, but I'm from southern California okay!