Tanya's Daily Scoop Covering the West Coast & the World NEXT TRIP DEPARTS: TODAY
Wish us Bon Voyage!
Hey Hey Hey!
You know what today is -
We are now...
By the end of the day we will be in Salt Lake City.
It's a 9.5 hour drive and although I've driven to Salt Lake City in the past, I've never driven there straight from home (I have driven home straight from Salt Lake City).
I'm quite happy to announce that I finally have my new skis. Bindings are mounted and new heels secured to my boots. I didn't have to sign any safety waivers. I'm relieved and all ready to go!
There was a definite time crunch in my evening last night. I took the kids to choir. Had to reschedule a meeting. Went to LAX to pick up a rental. And still needed to pick up my skis.
But the thing is that, when we went back to pick up the kids, there was a friend there who I hadn't seen in a couple of months! Her daughter had been ill and she just hasn't been strong enough to attend.
I wanted to quickly catch up and also explain to her why I was kinda in a bit of a hurry.
As it turns out, she is a strong believer in signs (as am I), but not once had I ever thought of all these hurdles to do with my skis as a sign.
After chatting with my friend Martha and explaining the entire situation. She wished us a wonderful trip and emphasized that we be safe and to look for additional signs...
So this really got me thinking - Of course I would keep my eyes open for signs and of course I would be careful - but was this the reason why I had experienced a week long of stress to do with my skis???
And then it hit me!!!
If my ski never needed this cosmetic repair or which was gonna cost an arm and a leg. If we had not purchased new skis, which meant bringing my boots in so that my bindings could be mounted. Then I would have no reason whatsoever to bring my boots in and I would not have found out to what extreme and unsafe the heel on my boots were. And thus I would've continued to ski in unsafe equipment - leaving me a risk for injury.
I've already had my share of injuries and certainly don't need anymore!
Anyhoo be sure to check out Elisa's column - which I recognized one of her favorites amongst the selections The Most Unique Hotels in the USA...
It's the WigWam... from our Cousins New Mexico Road Trip!! Click on the picture below to read about day one of that super cool trip.
The Wigwam Motel (c)travelincousins.com
And YESSSS I would love to check out and stay at the Out'n'About Treesort!!! That place definitely sounds like my type of fun... Don't you agree?! And wouldn't you love to read all about my visit there?!
Now I've gotta get on the road.
I travel therefore I am, -T
Elisa's Daily Scoop Covering Long Island & NYC Boroughs CURRENTLY ON LONG ISLAND
Unique Hotels in the USA
Hello! Well, I like to be optimistic, but this is not the best of days -- both kids home with bad colds or maybe the flu. Does it really matter?
I mean, I'm not one to rush off to the doctor of late now that they are getting older and it is much easier to understand what is going on with them and have them follow care taking instructions.
We'll give it a few days and see what happens. If it's viral, there is nothing to do - I treat with lots of honey and lemon water, steam pots and rest. I'll know in a few days if the cough persists or they are more congested that it might be bacterial. Either way, time is the best thing.
Just doing everything I can to stay well because if I get sick - guess what? Life comes to a screeching halt in the home of a single mom!!
Anyhoo, I woke up this morning and to my surprise there was snow! Looks like the sun is trying its darnedest to come out. I decided to open up the windows and give the house a good airing! GO AWAY GERMS!!!
I decided that since I'm stuck in the house playing Florence Nightingale this week, I would mentally go to some interesting places. Check out this article from Northeast AAA Magazine, The Most Unique Hotels in the USA
You have to click on the link and read the entire article, but here's a preview of my Top 3 Favorites!!
The lobby of the Liberty Hotel in Boston. (Photo: The Liberty Hotel)
The Liberty Hotel, located in one of my favorite cities, Boston, was transformed into a luxury hotel from the Charles Street Jail at the foot of Beacon Hill. They have a restaurant, appropriately named Clink and a cocktail bar, Alibi!
They offer numerous packages as well as AAA/CAA member discount of 15% and an additional 5% for pre-payment. This is definitely on my list for the next time I visit Boston!
Wigwam Village, Holbrook, Arizona. Vintage car at the Wigwam Motel. (c)travelincousins.com
Wigwam Village #6 Motel in Holbrook, Arizona is waaay cool! I think my kids would totally love this! The hotel is comprised of individual, non-connected sleeping units. They were fashioned after the manner of the teepees of the Plains Indians. This hotel is one of only seven motel courts built from the blueprints of 20th Century architect, Frank Redford.
There are fifteen large wigwam sleeping units in an open rectangle to resemble an Indian village. What's more, each unit contains a full bathroom with shower, cable TV, heat and air conditioning.
One of the Treesorts at Out N About Treehouse Treesort (photo credit: youtube)
Out’n’About Treehouse Treesort, Cave Junction Oregon. That is not a typo - it's a "Treesort." Talk about a unique hotel - the Out’n’About Treesort is a vast network of treehouses strung together by bridges, ziplines and ladders. Now, while I think this is super cool - I think it might be a place for my more adventurous cousin, Tanya.
The treehouses are all different, with unique designs and interiors. Many of them have modern amenities, like running water, toilets and refrigerators. It is a family-run bed and breakfast, with no locks on the treehouse doors.
What will people think of next for travelers?!! And don't forget to keep up with Tanya as she departs for Salt Lake City on a 9.5 hour drive!