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What to do when it is 15 degrees?  Look for  a discount inn.  In this case the Pere Marquette Lodge, built by hand (by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s) the facility features a 50ft limestone fireplace, a terrace overlooking the scenic Illinois River, an indoor pool, and a restaurant.
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Of course for cheap-skate moi, the cost is what sold me. The Throwback Eagle Package included a room for two, dinner for two (including a glass of wine), breakfast for two and a guided tour of eagle watching by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Price – a sweet Franklin (plus tax).

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The perfect location for a photographer –Dover England.  18% gray (or is that grey) and a room with a view. Plus the window begs to be “instagrammed”. I’m just glad it is Paul and not me.

Carnal Knowledge

Posted: September 14, 2014 in Accommodations, Hotel, Motel, Safety, Transportation

IMG_6242.JPGLooking for relief from the drudgery of the great American desert drive? Paul knows better than to fall to the temptations of the Sonoran sirens (don’t you Paul?).

Two for the Road

Posted: August 6, 2014 in Accommodations, Hotel, Motel
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How many years did it take me to figure out the minimum stay rule. Make a reservation for at least two nights, never one.  I know, you are blasting across country and can’t afford the time for another night — perhaps.  If you are a Priceline junkie you can often extend your stay an extra night for the uber low price you negotiated with a click of the mouse (swipe of the pad)? Do the math. Add up the time wasting unload, re-load, re-road and  you soon see that one-plus-one equals more than two.