Thursday, September 9, 2010

Cee-dee's Big Adventure: Wigwam Motel

My idea of sleeping in a concrete teepee is more than 10 years old. I spotted my first Wigwam Motel on Route 40 in Holbrook, AZ, heading to the Grand Canyon. I couldn't stop that time, and, on subsequent visits, Holbrook has not quite been far enough away to stay. Heading east, I hadn't accumulated enough miles to stop for the night, and, heading west, I would rather keep on truckin' than stop.

Last summer, my big brother and his kiddies wanted to stay at the second Wigwam near Mammoth Cave, KY. That didn't happen either, as there were no wigwams available during our powwow.

Then I remembered the third (and final) Wigwam was only about 50 miles away, conveniently located between Cabazon and the LA Fairgrounds on the 10 Freeway in Rialto. VoilĂ ! And, I was sleeping in a teepee on my Big Adventure!!

Teepee sleeping is decidely different from motel or hotel sleeping. Furniture doesn't quite fit right, as the walls come to strange teepee-ish angles inside. Even in the shower the walls slanted in, and the tile-layer did a phenomenal job of fitting all the pieces together. I will note that it was the most quiet sleep-away-from-home I think I've ever had. Note to self: sleeping in a concrete bunker with no neighbors can lead to restful ZZZs! Next stop is the Fair!

Click here to go to the Wigwam Motel's (in CA) Web site.

1 comment:

  1. Loved seeing your "big adventure" and wish I could of come along!