Tag Archives: Best Western

Philadelphia, Part Six

Timeline: March 18-27 With a relatively short drive to Baltimore to visit our Nephew Jed, we took our time leaving Philadelphia, making a stop at the Starbucks across the corner from the apartment for a large latté and one of their consistently good breakfast sandwiches before retrieving the car from the parking lot. The drive […]

West Coast Holiday 2016, Part Three

Timeline: December 25, 2016 – January 5, 2017 Today’s hotel/motel industry has evolved from its early days when what you got when you booked a stay was hopefully a clean room and good night’s sleep. Now most of the places we stay at feature a flat panel TV, refrigerator, often a microwave and universally, some […]

West Coast Holiday 2016, Part Two

Timeline: December 25, 2016 – January 5, 2017 The drive down to Napa would take a little under four hours, as we were to first meet Joanna’s Aunt Shauna and Uncle Matt at Di Rosa, an art gallery of sorts in Sonoma in the early afternoon, necessitating an early start as we wanted to grab […]

West Coast Tour 2016 – Scottsdale and Taliesin West

Timeline: October 15-16 After cleaning up the condo and loading the car we drove to a gas station near the I-5 to fill the Highlander, hit a Starbucks to redeem a reward, getting one of their very good breakfast sandwiches, and then jumped on the freeway to start the seven hour drive to Scottsdale and […]

South East Spring Swing, Corpus Christi #1

March 16-18 Up early as planned, we grabbed a quick breakfast at the Best Western and were on the road right around our planned departure time of 7:00 am.  We drove west to Lafayette where we turned off onto the I-49 towards Alexandria to start the detour caused by the closure of the I-10 at […]

South East Spring Swing, Baton Rouge

March 12-13 The drive on Monday to Baton Rouge went smoothly, again just a shade over six hours of drive time.  We passed through familiar territory, particularly stretches of the I-10 having come this way a couple of times in our travels last year.  This is bayou country, with long sections of roadway built on […]

Holiday 2014 – The Long Drive East, Part One

January 26-30, 2015 We set off the morning of Monday, January 26th to begin what would be a number of long days of driving. Our plan was to put in ten hours plus to Las Cruces, New Mexico, then twelve hours to Houston, Texas for two nights with Stephanie and Lee, a short six hour […]