All the hotel rooms for miles around are taken for the Iowa State Fair in Ames. This was the only room I could find. Nice, eh?
It’s so beat up the giant sign outside only has two neon letters: _ _ T _ L
Drove 720 miles today. Ouch. A few hours sleep in a $42 room is just what I need.
Oh. And the skinny motel clerk offered me a sandwich and to see his bird collection (he’s into taxidermy – it’s not as expensive as you’d think). He gave me the room right next to the office!