Yep, I'm talking about the folks who leave the light on for you. Motel 6. Last week, my friend and I headed to Burbank for a girls trip to the Ellen show and she suggested we go for the affordable motel option and stay at the "6". Not wanting to be the un-adventurous one, I quickly agreed inspite of my own concern about the safety of such an establishment. (The show was broadcast on Monday, if you're interested.)
As a frequent traveler and former Girl Scout counselor, I'm pretty comfortable just about anywhere. I can even learn to live without a separate bottle of conditioner and shampoo - it's ok with me if I have to use the conditioning shampoo once in a while. But those outside facing doors just don't give me a warm-fuzzy feelin'.
But my friend Betsy is the adventurous, always-finding-fun-in-the -moment-type and I couldn't be the wet blanket on this adventure. And she was only spending the day in town at my insistence that she accompany me for the second time to the Ellen Show.
I have to admit that I was pleasantly surprised. The room was certainly spacious, clean and even had a working color TV. I did think ahead and bring my own hair dryer and we did have to supply our own shampoo but hey for $60 it was quite the bargain. That left us plenty of funds for food and Diet Cokes which were handily located right next to the room. I will gladly put up with an outdoor entrance to have my own personal vending machine right next to the door.