After eating dinner at Village Pizza, we drove up to the Stanley Hotel (my newest obsession).  I took some pictures, and we made a reservation for a ghost tour at 10:40 this morning.  Ali didn’t bring her hoodie and was getting chilly, so we didn’t hang out much longer.  I did turn to drive through town before heading back to the house, but I made a loop around the park instead because there were several elks grazing and passing on through.  Again, I wish I could share photos here, but not only do I not have my card reader, my own laptop won’t connect to the WiFi here.  The funniest part was that they all crossed at the crosswalk to make their way back into the woods!

Miranda had planned on sleeping in a separate room with a king-size bed, but I guess she chickened out.  She ended up taking the bottom bunk in the room Ali had already claimed a king-size bed of her own.  That room happens to be right above the master with a creaky floor.  I could hear mumbling and their TV a bit.  The joys of sleeping in a strange house.  However, the incredible comfort of the bed with pretty luxurious bedding quickly put me to sleep anyway!  No saggy, roll-ya-to-the-middle mattresses and flat hotel pillows here!  The beds are high, but they have little wooden step stools for convenience.

I talked to one of the owners on the phone last night, and he was very friendly and helpful.  I can’t plug directly into the router because it’s behind the locked basement door.  There’s also a pool table down there I noticed from outside!  I wish we could use that, but it wasn’t advertised in their VRBO listing, so I wasn’t expecting it.

I must talk about the master bath before we head out.  I hope to be able to soak in that clawfoot tub tonight by candlelight!  The shower is nice, but it’s surrounded by clear glass.  The windows don’t have blinds either!  There’s nothing but forest out there, but if you have a lot of people here, you better be sure you tell them not to go on that side of the house while you’re showering! <gasp>  This is a little outside of my comfort zone.  I won’t take a shower at night, and I’ll be careful about getting in that tub at night, too!  I know you can’t really see in windows during the day at least.

Written by Sheila K

I don't believe humans truly have a purpose. Our goal is to survive until we expire. Period. Joy is pleasurable and worrying is not. Balance in life is crucial; but if the scales must tip, may they tip on the side of joy. I’m just another human trying to survive. I blog because I can and because I enjoy it, not because it serves any purpose.

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