Please head on over to Parentables to read the full text of this article I wrote about my funny, and not so funny, recent experiences with lodging.
When was the last time you stayed in a dive motel? For me, it was just three weeks ago, and I’m still grossed out.
I had gone down to Washington, D.C. on a solo house-hunting trip, and in order to avoid paying $250 a night for a city room, I found space in an Alexandria Days Inn for just $70.
Barefooted teenagers grasping Big Gulps stared at me as I walked past trashed rooms with my little rolling suitcase and mom sweater set. Inside the room, the carpet was gummy with grime, as was everything else, and the phone and bedside lamp were broken.
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