REPO! Road Tour Diary: Greenbelt
Tonight is our only midnight screening on Repo Road Tour 3, which is exciting. Exciting because 1) REPO! The Genetic Opera screams "midnight movie", and 2) this later start time means that maybe, just maybe, we'll be able to catch up on a little sleep before tonight's show.
January 16, 2009: It's 11:00am. We meet downstairs, check out of our hotel, and hit the road. Tonight's stop: Greenbelt, Maryland. Compared to yesterday's hellish drive from Foxboro to Rutherford, today's road ride is painless. Alexa drives again, and there are plenty of snacks, good conversations, & picturesque landscapes to occupy the time.
We arrive at our reserved hotel for the night, The Econo Lodge. It's late afternoon. From the road, we called ahead to confirm today's room reservations and got such an odd vibe from the rep on the phone, that we knew the hotel would present some problems. This suspicion is confirmed as we walk into the Econo Lodge's lobby, and inhale: it stinks. Bad. Plus, the hotel's clerk can't seem to figure out how to work his computer. We watch as he lets a stranger go in and use the bathroom in one of our potential rooms, and decide to cancel our reservations and relocate to the Howard Johnson's across the street. This upgrade costs a little more, but the expense is well worth it as I collapse onto my comfortable bed for the night, and pass out. - Read the rest of this entry
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