Entries tagged with “Best Western”.


Saturday, we woke up and went to Waffle House and had breakfast and then we headed to Stone Mountain. Beth had a picture of this place and always wanted to see this place. Well we got to the park and paid our admission and looked around and took a few pictures. We then saw there was a SkyView cable tram to the top. We bought tickets and stood in line and just as were were being counted to board a car they closed the attraction. Apparently the wind picked up and lightening was coming. We then went to the gift shop and picked up a few things and the SkyView was still closed. Knowing we had a lot of highway to go we got a refund for our tickets and headed out. While in Tennessee besides stopping for gas, we stopped at Krystal’s (like White Castle) and took in a burger and shake. A few hours later we stopped for a geocache which we quickly found and moved on. After another bunch of hours we stopped in Kentucky and did another geocache and had dinner at the The Oasis (like a Texas Roadhouse), the food here was excellent and I recommend it as well. Next to the restaurant there were 2 hotels and it turns out they were both full (we were very close to Kentucky Lake and it’s a 3 day weekend), we left and headed to Paducah and found a Best Western there and pulled in for the night.

Friday, well we left Sanibel Island and stopped at Blu Sushi in Fort Meyers, I highly recommend this place. After that we headed to New Port Richey, that’s the last address I had for my biological father. I thought I would stop and take a look at the place and maybe see if he was home. (it’s a long story so I’ll spare you the details). So we go to the address Beth found on the Internet but she only has the street. We checked the street and most people had their last names on the front of their homes. Well that did not work out. We then went to the “office” which is a laundry mat / community center, we check out the bulletin boards etc and found a Hayes at the address I had. We drove to that address and knocked on the door, a woman about 70ish answered and we asked if Bill was there, she said “just a minute”. Next thing I know a man about 70ish comes to the door and I know immediately that is was not him. We made some small talk but I do not think we were on the same page. Just as we were going to leave a man that came into the “office” after we had been there a while shows up at the house. We said “small world” he just kind of smiled, just as we were just about to leave we confirmed the womans name and he chimed in “none of your business”. Now I understand peoples paranoia these days but he was an asshole about it which made me want to confront him face to face but since these people were of no relation to me I wasn’t going to waste my time.

Well after that fiasco we headed back to the highway and started our journey home. We made it to Cordele, GA and stopped at a Best Western. We asked for a quiet room and ended up in the front of the hotel. Across the street was a “sports bar” that thought it was a night-club dance hall, the music was so loud we could feel the bass as though they had speakers outside. While in our room the AC failed so we asked to be moved to another room. They offered us the room next to ours but we said the noise was ridiculous so they moved us towards the back of the hotel which was better. Well that was that day mostly driving.