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

2 comments:

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

2 words...it's Arkansas.

JuJu said...

Expensive Italian fare in Arkansas? :-)

I hope you guys are having a good time. Beware of rickety elevators. They always have those in slasher movies.