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The beginning of this story is a long one, a chapter that has lasted 21 years, and has lead me to this exact moment where I am standing on the edge of this jumping point hoping that I have everything packed, that my flights aren't canceled, and (most importantly) that my heart finds the peace set aside for this expedition.
I grew up in Grand Rapids, MI. I went to East Kentwood High ...
... pocket and half finished cups of coffee strewn about the living room. Travel is in the air. It's in the hallway with my backpack, in my ukulele pocket with my passport, in the way I can't help but not hate the snow for the last ten days I'll taste it.
I'll be there in ten days.
I can't wait to meet you.
... he meant it. The glory of love is that our internal monologue takes a break, and the difference between the snake and the mongoose becomes a blur.
But eventually growth takes its toll, and the disillusion of maturity is that innocence rarely lasts forever. We abandon that survival mentality for one of opportunity, and soon each individual is measuring themselves to see how they stack up to the competition. Am I smart enough? ...
My first flight from Grand Rapids to Detroit was just fine. Actually, I had two seats to myself. But, that flight was only 35 minutes long. When we landed I had 45 minutes to get off the plane and travel to the other side of the airport to catch my flight to Italy. After running and sweating my way towards the other side, I made it with plenty of time. The gate attendant was nice enough to check my bag for me. I got on the plane and went to my seat and the guy next to ...
... longer serving food by the time we got there (various "bars and grills" were now just "bars"). So we last-resorted to Burger King whose drive-thru, at least, was open until 11:00 p.m.
The motel is one of those familiar seemingly privately owned, roadside, drive-up-to-the-door, single story type motels you see all across the US. From the highway it's difficult to know whether one of these motels is a hidden gem or a flea bag. This one turned out ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services