Sunday, November 10, 2019
BOA Week Eight
Wow…we made it to vacation week, and then the grueling Grands, but this year we will be well rested. Slowly meandering our way to Indianapolis from San Antonio with stops along the way for fun.
Our first day we put under 100 miles so we could put some miles on but we had errands and we were tired.
Hampton Inn In Marble Falls, Texas Located right on the Colorado River is exactly what we needed with great customer service that were able to check us in early. The room was spacious but the bed was springy, feeling as if they were in our bodies while we slept, but the location was awesome.
River City Grille located next to the hotel did not disappoint…we started with some yummy drinks on the terrace overlooking the Colorado River, Jalapeño Margarita and a Tropical Margarita, both were awesome but the Jalapeño one had the peppers blended into the margarita and it was amazing, so good we are going to get a blender and start doing this with our margaritas we make at home…
Our appetizer was Lake Cakes, they were interesting, not sure if we would order them again but they were delicious, the chipotle aioli was excellent…
For our main course, Jerry had Pecan Crusted Fresh Tilapia rolled in pecans and corn flakes then pan fried with an orange rosemary sauce that was moist and tender and the sauce was scrumptious…
I had Paul’s Chicken which is chicken breast rolled in crushed potato chips, fried and topped with green chile sauce and jack cheese that was amazing with just the perfect amount of spice to have me keep going back for more until I was stuffed.
We decided to take the back roads once again and avoid the interstates so we could have a more relaxing drive. So we try to plan less miles since those roads are somewhat slower. We chose our next stop to be a two nighter so we could get our massages.
WinStar Casino Resort In Thackerville, Oklahoma We have stayed here before but waiting until the last minute to book our hotels were having us make other choices, this was one of them. The rate was good and they had availability for a couples massage at the time we wanted so we chose this spot and we were not disappointed. The room was spacious but no refrigerator and it’s beginning to show aging, old shower curtains but it was clean and comfortable.
Our massages were the best we ever had and we wondered why we don’t do it more often, then it was time to pay and we understood clearly why we can’t do it more often, so we savored the moment…
We are still taking backroads and not so many miles in a day and today was the perfect drive once the rain let up. Through Oklahoma and just a few miles over 100, so we slept in got a late start and enjoyed the ride, arriving early afternoon, but they were accommodating and we checked in early.
Grand Casino Hotel In Shawnee, Oklahoma – Nice, spacious room with a fantastic walk-in shower and customer service is excellent.
This days drive had a little bit of backroads but a lot of interstate but it was a perfect driving day, calm and happy.
Courtyard of Marriott in Springfield, Missouri – Totally different setup of the furniture, has all the amenities, which is nice, but it was cramped. Shower head felt like needles poking into our skin. TV screen was huge, but they didn’t have Fox Sports so we had to stream NASCAR Trucks from our laptop. Parking was outstanding with several different areas where we could park our truck with trailer and customer service was excellent.
Our drive was all interstate but there was no traffic, accidents, construction or weather for us to deal with, so it was a great day. Stopped and had the truck and trailer washed and it was nice to see the white truck and blue trailer once again. It’s amazing how much road dirt and grime gets onto the vehicles in just a few weeks and it was great getting it done instead of us doing it ourselves.
Doubletree Hilton in Mt Vernon, Illinois – Another hotel brand we hardly stay at but the area and price were perfect. The room was spacious but no microwave or fridge, the walk-in shower was fabulous and parking was outstanding.
Vacation is almost over but we do have a few more days before it ends and we have some special plans to relax and be ready for the huge Grands next week.