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... All for $19 a night. When we checked in they told us the rates...$19 for the first night, the second night half price and the third night free! After driving in we found out why. OK, it did have everything the brochure said, but, lets just say its a bit past prime. A LOT past prime. We were warned about sustained winds today in the 20 to 25 range and in a day or two they're forecasted to be up to 60 mph. Even my 30 years in South Dakota ...
... interstate, so we decided to take a scenic route to Gallup along highway 53. This took us past a volcanic crater and an ice cave, which we stopped to have a look at. Carrying on, it was a long straight road with differing speed limits, so it's no wonder that Katie got pulled over for speeding! Luckily the police officer was really nice and loved our accents so let her off with a warning. After this her driving went to pot a bit, so after lunch I took over towards the four ...
... motel has many claims to fame including the fact the Elvis styed here as he preferred the quieter life. The new owners, Kevin & Nancy have taken over and are slowly revamping the place - it's very tidy and clean, has numerous murals around the motel and inside the units; is painted a variety of colours; very good value for money and has been redecorated with the time it was built taken into consideration. There is even a garage per unit which came in handy tonight ...
... we drove to Kathy's gas station so I could thank her and give her a hug. Of course I bawled like a baby when she hugged me. So this is Dave afterwards.
Comment by Dave: I was filling the tank on the car at Kathy's gas station and while doing so a Texas Highway Patrolman pulled up for gas also, he was just about to start his shift We struck ...
What a lovely long deep sleep we had last night! As I had written the blog last night, I had a dreamy lie-in until 8am from 10.30pm last night. In fact, I didn't wake up until 7am for a you-know-what. But enough of that - we were going to be on the road for 9.30am. But not before loading the car and having a belly-full of breakfast in the Branding Iron restaurant of last night that is attached to the Days Inn. I had a skillet of eggs and bacon on a bed of sauteed potatoes with green peppers ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking