Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Road Trip

This past weekend I travelled to Ashland, Oregon for the Shakespeare Festival. I headed south with an old friend of the family to see "A Mid Summer's Night Dream". We left late Friday night and finally hunkered in at a hotel near Roseberg, Or. The trip for the most part went well, but after driving long hours on little sleep my patience was wearing thin. The person I was with told me that I was stuck up because I did not want to stay at a Motel 6. Now I will admit that I am a bit of a hotel snob, but not without a valid reason. I made the mistake of booking a suite at the Days Inn, when a group of us travelled to Las Vegas for New Years Eve one year. Unfortunately, my idea of a suite and theirs was not the same. We had barely even entered the room before we were on the phone finding other lodging. It was quite the experience; dirty stains on the comforters and on the walls. Needless to say, cheap hotels do not give me that warm, welcome feeling that a more expensive hotel may give. I particularly like the ones who give you freshly homemade cookies upon your arrival, now that's what I call service.

Anyways, I loved the town of Ashland, and the play was great! The director added a modern flavor to the play that made it that much funnier. As Shakespeare can seem to be slightly daunting (boring) and difficult to follow, his interpretation allows you to decipher the monologues and keep track of the many dueling stroylines being played out.

All in All, the trip was fun. It just might be another five years before I do something like this again. It will take me that long just to recuperate.


hyker said...

Wow! It sounds like you had a good time. I need to go on a good road trip one of these days. (One that doesn't require driving back and forth over the pass). And yes, you are a bit of a hotel snob...but that's okay. I am too.

Libby said...
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Libby Lu said...

That sounds like so much fun! I'm with you on the hotel thing. I stayed at the Hilton a few weeks ago and don't think I could ever go back to a regular hotel room bed. My bed at home is so comfy but this Hilton bed...WOW!!!

Anonymous said...

Good times! Jeff directed me to your blog as a time killer since I am home sick :) BW..."Good on you!" for sticking to your guns about the hotel. The Days Inn is not a lesson to be forgotten, I know I was there. Ciao~Lucy