I woke up at 6 and got my complementary 2x2x2 breakfast at Ihop. It was tasty and I left a 5 dollar tip. I had one business visit that could result in a home run but time will tell. I drove from Alexandria to Durham in the 8 hour day and that’s where the fun began.
I checked into a Sleep Inn smoking room, the only room as available, for 80 bucks. I got to the room and it was unbearable. I sort of knew I didn’t want a smoking room but didn’t know how bad it would be. I turned on the AC and left to take a run around Lake Crabtree.
Lake Crabtree was big but how big was it? I started running around the outside and was trail running until I hit a mile mark. I stumbled on some deer and freaked them out the same way they did to me. I saw a 2 mile mark, then a 3, then a 4. At this point I was unsure how big this freaking lake was. At 5 I was tired and knew I could no longer turn around. At the 6.5 mile mark I made it back to where I started with a sigh of relief. I went back to the Sleep Inn sweaty.
I decided it wasn’t worth staying in my smoke room so I showered and left. I told the clerk I was leaving and he checked the room. He said I used it and checked in after 4 so there was nothing he could do. I left without a fight. I went across the street to make sure I could get a room and called Jake at Sleep Inn back. I told him I was disputing the charges and he amazingly said he’d see what he could do. 10 minutes later he said he could move me to a non smoking room. “Too late” as I sit here in my king bed and non smoking room at the Comfort Inn suites for 20 more bucks. I got Bojangles for dinner and the lemonade is awesome. I also saw the Duke campus and threw up some pics on Instagram to the right. Until tomorrow