During the Vegas trip, we were treated to the Wynn hotel.  The room had full length windows looking West out over the city and the hills forming the horizon.  The drapery were two levels with a sheer and a heavy drape each run by the push button next to the bed.  All the lighting in the room was integrated into the same box where one would simply push a button for full, dim, or night light and all of the lights in the room would respond.  The bed had its set of pillows all neatly stacked with anything from fluffy to firm.  The snack corner was avoided as the warning card stated the room would be charged if something was picked up for more than 60 seconds.  The nine dollar bag of chips stayed on its sensor.  In the bathroom, there were two switches for low lights, or bright lights, a tv in the wall facing the toilet and tub and a full ceiling to floor glass shower.  The vanity seemed to be a marble as well as all the wall coverings.  The room screamed expensive and at least the company was picking up the tab.  Well, the meetings finished and we made our way back to God’s country – Texas.  There is an oil boom going on in the West Texas area.  We were wanting to visit a relative in parts thereabouts and tried to find a hotel anywhere in a 50 mile radius.  We finally found one in a little burg somewhat North of our airport and landed there near O-dark-thirty.  The manager of this establishment apparently lived in the office and I had the pleasure of returning her to the realm of the conscious and poorly so.  I gave some change to simplify the amount of coin returned, and had to redirect this manager to times to the correct amount of change.  Thank you.  Have a good night.

“Thanks, I probably won’t get to sleep.”

Well, we were now treated to a door that didn’t want to yield to the key presented.  After several attempts, I finally got the door to open and found a rather cool room, as the heat had not been used.  There was a heater on the wall at the doorway of the bathroom, and I had to do several attempts to get the thing to light.  The heater was natural gas with a spark ignitor and gas knob requiring the right position to allow the gas to flow.  Once a flame joined us, I searched around the rest of the room.  (the last room to be had in a 50 mile radius remember) There were two double beds and a couple of pillows on each, a table with two chairs, one of which had loose legs.  Yes, sit on the chair and the whole unit moves slightly towards the wall.  Not entirely reassuring.  At the back wall was the window, holding the air-conditioning unit which was a small unit placed there still showing gaps to outside.  Considering the need of heat, this observation wasn’t pleasing.  The bathroom had a shower that both spouseinbox and I checked and decided to do a sponge bath.  It wasn’t dirty or anything like that.  I just wanted to be able to fit in the shower.  When the elbows rub both walls, space is a consideration.

I will grant being able to sleep until the housekeeping showed up at the door wondering if there were any occupants remaining.  I had forgotten to place the do-not-disturb sign on the knob.  After the second query, I fixed the signage problem.  On our way out, I had to mention to spouseinbox the contrast to the previous accommodations.  I had to wonder if anyone occupying the previous hotel would do the same as us.  Spouseinbox figured no one from there would even look at this place, but we were back in God’s country again.

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