Thursday, February 01, 2007

I'm Only Sleeping

Last year I made a list of every town where I slept in 2005. It included 20 towns, most of them in Illinois (I was working on Biking Illinois that year). My list for 2006 is about the same length as 2005 but with fewer Illinois towns:

Chicago, IL (home)
Rock Falls, IL
Salina, KS
Eads, CO
Pueblo, CO
Alamosa, CO
Leadville, CO
Salida, CO
Manitou Springs, CO
Ogallala, NE
Avoca, IA
Moline, IL
Normal, IL
Joplin, MO
Ardmore, OK
Decatur, TX
Plainview, TX
Guthrie, OK
Bloomington, IL

In 2005 I stayed at Motel 6 a lot. I didn't stay in nearly as many Motel 6 properties in 2006 for two reasons. First, since my new laptop has Wi-Fi, I opted for motels with free Wi-Fi (so far the only Motel 6 where I've seen free Wi-Fi is in Avoca, IA). Second, I did most of my traveling with my wife. Once you add the extra $6 for a second adult, Motel 6 isn't much cheaper than Super 8, Days Inn, Econolodge, etc., which in addition to being a little nicer all around also happen to have free Wi-Fi.

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