Wednesday, September 9, 2015
What the Beck?????
Preparing and Starting my First Kentucky trip
Monday, August 31, 2015
My Kentucky trip began with the planning. I started at the Aurora Auto Mall, where I rented a cute, little, white Chevy Horizon. I wanted an economy car. It was really roomy, but any time in a car gets old quickly. I had a five hour and 55 minute trip to begin.
I rented the car for Monday, August 31st through Friday, September 4th. I was surprised that it only cost me $24 a day with no mileage cost. The car also got about 55 – 58 miles per gallon.
The next thing I did was schedule the Sandwich Vet to board my sweet girls. The pups were very unhappy on Monday morning when I dropped them off at 7:30 a.m.. Prior to going I was "baggie happy." I prepared food for each meal in individual baggies. I also had a treat bag for each dog and a special bag for Willow's meds. The girls at the vet told me that they were glad that I did this because it made it so much easier for the kennel staff. Okay, it is a little anal - okay maybe a lot! But it worked.
|Being prepared can never be a bad thing for this girl|
|Unfortunately, they are on different food, because |
Willow has to have hypo-allergic expensive food.
I then drove to the Hertz Rental, picked up the car at 9:00, and headed for two Kentucky cities that are side-by-side. Dry Ridge and Williamstown are about 15 – 20 minutes south of Cincinnati, Ohio. I made good time and arrived in Dry Ridge where I was going to stay at the Hampton Inn. Unfortunately, the sign pointed to the left for Dry Ridge and the hotel was to the right, so I started out lost. Unlike many men, I pulled over and asked these sweet little girls and their Moms for directions. The girls were having a bake sale, so I donated $3.00 for some cookies and directions. I could now see the hotel from where we were standing.
|I loved the people of Kentucky|
I checked in, as my reservation was ready to go, because I had confirmed while on the road, or should I say on the roadside. Okay Steve, here comes the typical Becky move – after watching Hotel Impossible I knew how to check for bedbugs, and inspected the room for cleanliness. Stop laughing! No bugs…no dirt…a truly lovely room except it smelled slightly musty.
I decided to drive around and inspect both towns before I lost my light. The towns are as close as Geneva and St. Charles, so I quickly got my bearings.
|This is downtown Williamstown|
It was so darn quaint
|This is their courthouse.|
After this, I was so hungry,
so I quit driving and went to dinner
I was now starving so I went to the Waffle House. This was a favorite memory of mine from living in Florida. I was dead wrong! The wait staff yelled across the room to ask basic questions, and the place needed a good cleaning. This worried me, so I ordered a wonderful salad. I also ordered some cheese grits as these were another Florida favorite. I was definitely not in Florida, Dorothy! They gave me regular grits with a slice of American cheese atop it. Oh well – the salad was very good and the waiter was nice, but I crossed the Waffle House off of my list of dining choices for the rest of the week.
Next entry: Tuesday morning in Williamstown, KY