Louise Speaks: Day 41: Well if you read yesterdays blog it should give you an idea of the driving we have done. Visiting the tri states we didn’t know if we were in Nebraska, Wyoming or Colorado. Each farm-house we visited was in a different state. When we were at the Bison Ranch, she said our mailing address is Colorado but our horses live in Wyoming…how weird is that. Anyway after not seeing the Tri-State marker it was off to get gas and find a place to spend the night.
Our original plan was to stay in Wyoming. However, we are finally getting tired, and Thelma has to be to work in less than 72 hours. So we have decided to re route our trip and skip Wyoming and most of Utah, cut through Colorado and head home. We should have no stops in Colorado since we did the entire state last summer.
Once we got gas we were in Wyoming and were planning on getting a hotel. Well just so happens the Cheyenne Frontier Days opens tonight…yep you guessed it, not a hotel room to be found. So we thought, well we’ll go a bit out-of-town, we should be able to get one there. 100 miles later and still not chance of a hotel.
By now we are in Colorado, driving south. We stop at every major city. Fort Collins, Longmont, and even Denver, and still not a room. We had even stopped looking at rates, by this time any room would have done. Now it’s after midnight, and we have no place to sleep.
We keep driving. Silverhorn, Georgetown, Vale NO ROOMS. It’s now about 2:00 a.m. I’m ready to say find a Wal-Mart and lets sleep in the car. We pull into Avon and called for a room. Yep once again they said no room, BUT he said, I know someone who does. So we call. It was a time share, a bit more expensive but hey it’s 2:30 in the morning so we take it.
We get there and what a mess. Nothing like the time shares we have seen or stayed in. Even though we checked in at 2:30 a.m. we were told we had to check out by 11:00 a.m. and there was no breakfast. So at least we found a room, at least we had a bed, and it even had air conditioning, although we had to use a fan.
Today was a long day. In total we drove 641 miles….that makes for a very LONG day. Today has got to be better…hell it’s already today, and we were just getting to bed.