We drove only 37 miles and stopped atBest Western in Forney, Texas. We took the time to get totally organized and rested. Our first hotel was almost perfect. we asked that our room NOT be on the first floor and even though they were not full, the guy at the front desk flatly refused to even look. Otherwise our stay was great, comfy bed, lots of room, a fantastic shower, and a great breakfast included.
We ordered in and tried the local Mr Jim’s Pizza and was not too impressed. We thought we ordered a pizza and breadsticks but we got a thin crusted pizza with nacho stuff on it and it was not good. The regular pizza was good but not great!
Our next day travel was slightly over 300 miles but they were all on the interstates so not so bad, we prefer the roads less traveled but we do what we have to do! We stopped in Meridian, Mississippi at Tru by Hilton…Our room was small, the shower stall was fabulous with lots of pressure and hot water and the TV was huge. Breakfast was interesting, some strange choices, like chicken sausage, not our favorite.
Only 230 miles to Decatur, Alabama where we stayed at the Baymont and as always we asked NOT to be on the first floor but were told they were sold out and had nowhere else to put us. Then parking our trailer was an issue due to construction in the parking lot and were instructed to park it way in the back where no security cameras were, we chose to stay where we were and were finally told it would be fine. It was an uncomfortable night for us and we should have done what we first thought about and that was to move on, but we settled, but that is the last time.
Customer service is always high on our lists and lately it’s been non existent...until this stop...Leonard aka Lee was great! Our type of room was not ready for an early arrival but instead of just dismissing our request, he gave us options and then was funny and friendly. The room was as perfect as they get and we had the best stay so far in our journey! We would highly recommend this place whenever in this area!
Our first event had its issues but all in all it wasn’t too bad. A long day of course, beginning at a 3am wake up call, followed by setting up the store and then selling all day and then packing it all back again, finally arriving back to our room at 1am, long day for sure! It rained a few hours in the late afternoon but we surpassed our goal so we will be seeing a bonus in addition to our pay. Our event took place at the Yager Stadium on the campus of the Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and it was a fabulous setting.
Miami University is one of the oldest and Oxford, Ohio is a college town with nothing but old, well maintained buildings with a wonderful atmosphere about it.