La Quinta Inn Des Moines/West-Clive
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Rode 426 miles through brutal crosswinds in 61 to 88F temperatures. Not the most pleasant conditions although the farmlands were pretty enough. Also many signs that the historic Lincoln Hwy shared the route. But too many dead deer again.
The Camelbak was a necessary tool for the trip, filled up twice to keep me alert in the wind.
Used the …
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WHO: William James and Charlotte Ann Gockel
WHAT: Golden Anniversary Get-Away
WHEN: November 28th-December 3rd
WHERE: Las Vegas, NV
WHY: To celebrate, of course!!!
Enjoy time with their wonderful children--Sue, John, ...
... no worries there at least until I got to the airport. The flight was overbooked and they were asking for volunteers to take a later flight and get a $500 travel voucher. Why in the hell would you sell seats that have already been filled?!? It's only going to cause problems for crying out loud. I did also pick up my souvenir from Iowa state, it's a shirt that says 'Nothing tips like a cow'. Gotta love ...
I'm all checked out of the hotel and just waiting for the shuttle bus, the doorman tells me it'd have been about the same price for a taxi to the airport but without all the stopping. You live and learn I guess. Sipping on a pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks, a truly odd taste sensation but it's growing on me. The trip to the airport was fairly slow, the traffic was still pretty bad. Got to the airport with plenty of time ...
... that traverses over two of the most opportune crash landing sites: barren arctic Russian wasteland and millions of gallons of freezing cold, undrinkable salt water. Yeah, Uncle Stomach has a way of missing the forest for the trees.
I choked up a little when I hugged the kids goodbye at the airport. I remember Amanda always used to talk about being worried that the house would catch on fire while we were ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking