The trip home from Atlanta was another adventure. You would figure that on a Sunday the traffic would be lighter. Not on I-85. Amazingly everyone else had the same idea. I’m still trying to figure that one out. BUT we headed out at 11am for the short (6 hour) trip to Greenville SC. Now the 2 hours stop at the Tiger Direct Outlet in Jefferson Ga. shouldn’t have had much effect on our trip, but it did. Lots of backups so the driving ghouls could gawk at an accidents. Heavy traffic in metro areas. Everyone trying to get home at the same time. You would think that they would leave early so we wouldn’t get delayed. Well they didn’t!!!!!
After our luck with the Charlotte stay we felt that nothing could have topped that. We were wrong (again). We settled on an ‘Extended Stay America’ that sounded good (not). After finally getting there at 8PM i didn’t care where i laid my head down (or so i thought). The first hint should have been the ‘Security Patrol’ in the armored vehicle.
Then not being able to find the room because it was hidden behind a wall. BUT the room seemed fine once we found it. Being hungry (yes i know, hard to believe after all the food of the weekend) we found a place to eat. On our return we learned that WI-FI was $5 a day, there were no extra pillows available, and there was limited entertainment outside. It seems that they save the worst rooms (would you believe that) for the cheap skates that use the discount coupons. I knew this was true when we went to get into bed and there was NO TOP SHEET (EEEEECCKKKKK)!!!!! Without going into great detail i will just say that i kept my cloths on and didn’t sleep well. A hot steamy shower hopefully killed any cooties. The only good part was emptying out on the desk clerk on the way out, and mentioning we would not be giving his place a good review.
I have made a command executive life altering (or saving) decision regarding our future accommodations!!!!! Reservations will be made at Days Inn, Comfort Inn, or Best Western from here on. And even that is taking a chance sometimes.