Friday, June 15, 2012
What's the deal?
My house is almost furnished with antiques - and no not G and I. I really love old things. At least I did.
Last night we were in Hot Springs, Arkansas. We were in an 80 year old hotel in a neighborhood that has seen its last days or at least better days. I think we escaped bed bug free ... at least I hope. The only real place to eat (without a $4 parking fee for 2 hours) was at the hotel. It was EXPENSIVE Italian. And they had the gall to remove the dish I wanted from the menu.
Well - we got out of there. Tonight? I am so glad you asked. We are in a hotel that was built in 1905 in Eureka Springs. I have to admit, the room is nicer. The elevator sucks as much as last night's, and we are once again on the fifth floor.
This place is a full out tourist area. When we got here, we found streets that were about the width of our single driveway. We couldn't find a place to park at the hotel, couldn't turn around due to the traffic, and played near bumper cars with a USP truck (second time after we did get a turn around place).
We finally found the parking lot for the hotel at the bottom of the hill on another street (??!?!?!?). We parked there, found a phone to call the hotel. They sent a shuttle (immediately - before I could sort luggage) that brought us and our metric ton of luggage back. They are there at our call - for a tip each way.
We will see what tomorrow brings. We are staying here for two nights.
See ya and peace