Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Night From Hell

Left Nebraska (the eastern end) yesterday afternoon after lunch with Gpa and early morning golf. We crossed the entire state and halfway into Wyoming before we started looking for a hotel. Found out the hard way that none of itty bitty or even decent sized towns in Wyoming along the I80 freeway had rooms available. We ended up driving 2 extra hours in hopes of finding a place to lay our heads and ended up sleeping in our truck in a rest stop near the western border of Wyoming. One town we stopped in, actually had rooms available at the Travellodge (comparible to Motel 6 or Super 8) and they had bumped their prices up to 131 dollars plus tax because they knew they were the only ones available. I refused to get screwed over like that.

The truck wasn't so bad, we pushed Chase to the back, and then J slept in the back seat and I slept in the passenger seat. J woke up around 6:30am and started driving while I slept in the back seat until 8:30am. When I woke up we had left Wyoming, and Utah and were making our way into Idaho. We are now at a Flying J in Twin Falls, and will try to get all the way to Bend today....we'll see. Figure since we lost a night, we might as well make up for it and get an extra day in Bend to sightsee a bit. Hopefully there is a hotel and a shower in my near future...haha.


Chicken said...

Sleeping in the car = YUCK. I hope you find nice place to relax soon.

just a girl said...

Gouging drives me crazy!

Hope it's better tonight.

kilgorsky said...

I've slept in a car too - two nights in a row. It was tough.

Mind Sprite said...

I've had that happen too. Glad you found a way to make it work and get some sleep!