Hoping everyone had a great turkey day and are ready for the holidays.
This time of year moves so fast I can hardly keep up, plus trying to
squeeze in some last minute travel. Probably time to start snuggling in
and addin' more stuff to this continuously growing website.
I did get a chance to take a short trip right before Thanksgiving when I
and a friend headed on over to spend the night at the
Lemp Mansion in
Missouri - one of the ten most haunted places in America.
Well, I'm afraid I have no ghost stories to tell, only that I was a
little disappointed in the stay. The place was very nice, but I think
the timing was bad. We felt rushed from the time we arrived through
dinner. Ahah, there was an employee party going on that night - explains
the "ok, hurry up and eat attitude." But, all in all, it is a
nice place and it was fun to explore the mansion. Just wished I'd seen a
Then, we headed through
St. Louis and on to
that stretch of
Missouri Route 66. This was a great trip -- got
lots of new pictures to update our tales and met several wonderful
people at our various
Route 66 stops. The "adventure" only began when we
made the mistake of staying at a Days Inn in
Missouri. Not the
typical adventure I usually write about, but since it rates in my top
two worst lodging experiences in a lifetime of heavy travel - it was an
adventure none the less.
Yes, yes, I should have stayed at the vintage Munger Moss Motel, but as
you know, I need internet to do my business, and alas, they don't have
it. So, one chain motel is more or less like the next, so check into the
Days Inn we did. Long story short, I stepped into wet concrete (not
posted or roped off and it was dark,) the key didn't work, light bulbs
out of two of the four lamps, no coffee, no shampoo or soap, yuck,
yuck, yuck!. When I report the concrete mishap, the manager starts
yelling at me. Two hours later kicks us out, stating all charges would
be reversed. They weren't of course -- so now having to fight that. Oh,
whine, whine, whine. Can I have some cheese, please? Anyway, long story,
bad stuff - you can read the whole thing on my
HERE if you're interested.
In the meantime, I truly hope you enjoy the
newsletter and the website!!
Kathy Weiser, Owner/Editor