Old school, one story motor lodge (Bates Style)!
As most of you already know, Nemo, the great blizzard of 2013 has fallen upon us in the Northeast. Though I had a full tank of propane, gas, and a cupboard of canned goods, I dared not brave the weather with Eunice alone. God forbid I get trapped inside my rig with the snow so high that it blocks up my exhaust systems, leaving me to choose between suffocating or freezing to death. How’s about choosing between watching cable T.V. in my bathrobe or downloading shows with free wifi instead?
I went to seek out “traditional shelter” by booking a room at an inn for the weekend. I stayed at Americas Best Value Inn in Manchester. I found them through Hotels.com after searching for some place good, clean, cheap, and comfortable… and that they were! A big added bonus was that the building was situated on top of a high hill, so the snow did not reach as high as the lower, surrounding areas. It was also super close to the highway and a supermarket, which managed to be opened the day after by putting up employees in the inn next to mine.
Eunice in the beginning of the blizzard
Snow to the right
Staying at an inn was a fun little break in my routine. I had my own shower, a plush bed, and more personal space than I knew what to do with. I almost forgot how time consuming mindlessly flipping through channels could be. By the second night, I was ready to go… cabin fever was already starting to creep down the back of my collar. Fortunately, the inn keepers had their plow and maintenance guys on the ready and I was able to leave when I needed to. There are many in my region who are still stuck in their homes or workplaces as I write this… I feel really lucky. The main roads in my area are still pretty rough, but drivable and most businesses are closed. Thankfully, not my Dunkin’ Donuts!
Side note: I’ve been getting a few posts on Facebook and on here suggesting that I should move me and my rig to a place with a warmer a climate… Trust, I’m workin’ on it!