Friday, January 04, 2008

Sleeping Around

As Jen Garrett reminded me yesterday, it's time for my list of places where I slept in 2007. I only left Chicago twice all year, but one of those times was a three-week, 12,800-mile, whirlwind tour of the northern and northwestern U.S.A. with my wife. In fact, we nearly crossed paths with Jen as she was heading west to start a new life -- she and her Seattle guy hit Missoula only a couple of days after we did.

Chicago, IL
St. Cloud, MN
Dickinson, ND
Great Falls, MT
Missoula, MT
Cottonwood, ID
Yakima, WA
Kelso, WA
Wood Village, OR
Salem, OR
Waldport, OR
Roseburg, OR
Grants Pass, OR
Ukiah, CA
Klamath Falls, OR
Prineville, OR
Boise, ID
Pocatello, ID
Cheyenne, WY
Des Moines, IA
Duluth, MN

With three nights in Idaho, I have now slept in every state west of the Mississippi, excluding Alaska and Hawaii. The best place we stayed was surely Dog Bark Park Inn in Cottonwood, Idaho. Not only did we sleep in the belly of a beagle, but since I did some work there, it was also DJWriter World Headquarters for a night.

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