Chip and I probably spent as many nights in hotels last week as we had in the past two years.
The first night, we stayed at a Holiday Inn by the airport. Big room, beautiful palm trees outside our window, lots of pillows and comfortable beds. No restaurant to eat in for dinner though – and after a walk, we realized none of the other hotels had restaurants in them either. It was weird. And there was not enough hot water in the morning. For either of us. They did have a breakfast buffet (not-complimentary) the next morning. It was pretty good, although the eggs were bad enough to make me spit them out. I like eggs. But these were just nasty. *blech*
The second night, we didn’t have a plan for. Which is so against my nature that it’s not even funny. But, we couldn’t plan when we didn’t know where we’d be that night. We stopped in a town called Lufkin, TX and couldn’t find a hotel. We ended up in Nacodoches for the night. After stopping at a Holiday Inn Express with no vacancy, Chip saw a billboard for a hotel that boasted whirlpool tubs in every room. So, we found ourselves staying that night at the Victorian Inn. And we needed that whirlpool tub after sleeping on that bed. I really think sleeping on the floor might have been more comfortable. But by that point we really didn’t care. We were tired and just wanted somewhere to sleep that wasn’t in the van! After a painful night in that bed, we were a bit disillusioned when it came to the price that was posted at check-in. But when we checked out and the price was half what we were expecting, it changed our perspective a bit. Funny how that can happen, isn’t it?
The third night, we stayed at a Best Western. We attempted to stop somewhere just north of Jackson, MS and ended up in the next town up the interstate in Canton. At check in, Chip saw a sign that said they had jacuzzi suites available and asked how much they would be. The guy had a room open that night so he gave it to us for 25% off! SCORE!!!
But Thursday nights accomodations were the best by far! We stay at Chez Sloat in Nashville. It’s very exclusive and you have to know the owners personally to stay there. Which we do. So we did. Chip’s sister and her husband were most gracious hosts and it was by far the best bed we slept in the whole time.
All in all, we had some good experiences, some not-so-good, and by the end of the week, we were definitely ready to be home and in our own bed. Just call me Dorothy because when it comes to sleeping accomodations, there’s no place like home!