A few days ago I blogged about us taking a trip to visit a NPC family we met in Seattle at the NNPDF family conference. Today we left at 6am to make the 11 hour trip to Scottsboro, Alabama. The trip went pretty well even though every gas station we stopped at was not really handicap accessible. I made suggestions on how to improve the accessibility which were not taken real well. If only they had to deal with someone in a wheelchair for a day maybe they would realize how difficult it is to get them around.
Coming down into Scottsboro there is a steep grade hill and Tylor got to see the run away ramps for the semis. He was able to see tracks from trucks that had to use them, he thought was pretty cool. I am sure it wasn't too cool for the truck drivers.
After getting checked into the hotel we were going to grab a bit to eat....well there was a problem with our room. The people didn't check out that morning and rented the room for another night. What??? I reserved this room for Thursday through Saturday but they told me sense they were there first there was nothing they could do about it. They offered us another handicap room but it was smoking...no thanks. But they kindly told me the room would be available tomorrow night and what are we suppose to do tonight, I asked?? So back on the road we went to find a hotel. We found a Hampton down the road, they staff was getting and got us into a handicap room right away.