Midland Railroad Hotel
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It is such a special feeling to wake up before your kids and pray for them while they sleep.
Today we got a chance to have a family devotional (and snuggle time) before we got to doing anything else. We each chose words to describe one another that went deeper than the things that people can see that don't know us. Some of the words were …
After our adventurous night at the Railroad Hotel we were able to drive around the town and see what we missed arriving at night.
One of the signs that we saw there that we found very interesting was one listing a phone number to call to get land for free.
This was a shocking sign for us to see specially coming from South Florida where people out number space/land.
We took many pictures of the drive from KS to ...
... all the way up to Russell. It was well into the 80s, but comfortable. John's a pro --thankfully. I was delightlfully surprised to realize he had every step of Google Maps memorized and we settled into a mostly comfortable 60mph and happily let the crowds roar past. Road music from our CDs provided the background, and we happily sang our way up the road.
Dinner was a buffet, withint a ...
... the speed limit dropped from 65 down to 50, but Tim kept saying "pass them" and "go, go!" so I did and...well...I ended up hitting 72mph through town to pass them as we blew through town. Luckily no one was out walking their dog or anything at 8:30am on a Sunday morning, but I had visions of said dog yelping and cowering as these two RVs came drag racing through town.
I managed to successfully navigate the whole rig through mountain roads, ...
... turkey. They ran off away from us, bobbing up and down, comically.
Cows also gawp, dropping their grass mid-chew.
Kanopolis state park is a federal one that is well run but poorly signposted and practically deserted in the tent area (it has been rather cold lately). In the evening we saw deer graze nearby. It's nice when the campsites are so quiet.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
I'm not sure why in all the positive reviews there is no mention of a train passing by (counted six times until the morning) in such close proximity you can feel the bed vibrate.
The location is historic and that makes it nice but way too expensive at $119 a night for a bed and a futon in a hot room (old a/c takes hours to kick in).
We were grateful for a place to stay but would of appreciated the warning from other travelers.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.