Ohh…it felt so good to lie still with my eyes closed. I slept, and Chris ‘rested’ for a good hour and half. We roused a little before 9.
Nine! The hour when the hotel was staffed. We turned around and went back to the hotel.
It had stopped raining–mostly–and the road had become very familar by now. Three trips in less that many hours.
The hotel was locked. But another guest let me in.
The first room I passed had a young woman cleaning it. The office was down the hall. No one was in it.
So I walked down the hall back to the cleaning girl. “Oh, yes, just a minute” she said.
She was the only worker there. I looked pitiful and begged to get into the hotel early. She said that they were totally booked.
‘But I guess I can get a room ready for you by noon.”
“Thank you so much!”
There was a promise of a bed. We just had to get through the next three hours.
“Where to now?” Chris asked, back in the car.
“Let’s go check out Palmer.”