Off for Yuma, Arizona to take part in the City's Centennial Celebration. I have a golden rule for travel. It is to always know in advance were you are going to spend that night.
It was no problem this trip. I was staying at the Best Western Coronado Motor Hotel. When I travel an automobile is my security blanket. The closer I stay to my wheels the better. Which explains why I like motor hotels like the Coronado. Parked two steps from my door the car is always available, necessary for me, since it is my closet, office and snack bar when I am traveling.
After the 300 mile drive I was happy to settle in my room. Who could ask for more--a comfortable sofa, a desk just right for my computer, a refrigerator for cooling my water bottles, a micro wave oven, flat screen TV and best of all that king size bed.
So when I stepped into my room at the Coronado it was with the smug satisfaction that comes with clever advance planning.
Much more to follow on Yuma.