Friday, May 02, 2008

Survival and Arrival

We did it. We drove the last leg of our trip south today, leaving Reno and our $24 hotel room...



Yes, it cost $24.
I booked it through Hotwire.com. It's a cool way to get great deals if you have a sense of adventure. The Hotel name is a secret until after you pay, and there are no refunds. You pick your general location (city), view a synopsis of the hotel amenities, read reviews by other users, and pay. THEN you are told the hotel name.

Our first night we stayed at the Best Western in Idaho Falls Idaho. It was nice, with a great breakfast. They served my Dad's favorite American breakfast, something I'd never had before, biscuits and gravy. Tasty, but sort of weird. It made me think of him and wish I could tell him about it.
The falls were right across from the hotel.

There was a freak snowstorm and when we woke up Thursday morning everything was white. Aaargghhh!

Our second day of travel took us past Twin Falls Idaho, and when we stopped at a tourist info for a rest, it turned out it was the spot on the Snake River where Evil Knievel attempted to jump over the canyon. WooHooo! Remember him? Yes, he lived to jump again.



We ended our drive at our new home (for the next 9 days) in South San Francisco. This room was also booked on Hotwire.com (honest, I don't get a commision!!). It is at the Hilton Homewood Suites fir $66 a night. We were happy with this reservation. It's great, and it's right on the Bay.






Tomorrow morning...Maker Faire.

I may be too tired to blog about it.

2 comments:

Karyn/Mom said...

Looking forward to hearing about Maker Faire! And your super deal of a hotel room!

Hope you are having a wonderful, restful time

Love you all!

Vanessa said...

Glad to hear you made it safe and sound. What's it like the the states? Is the gas cheaper???