Friday, October 26, 2007

Hardly a 5-star..



Everything about this picture is so wrong. I still chortle every time I get a glimpse of it, which would mean I was in the time capsule again. Do you remember Kel? There it was bigger than life on the marquee as we pulled up. Rooms & Efficiencies. Phones. Large Pool. (not safe to swim in) HBO Rooms. And my favorite. Working Mans Rates!! The parking lot was full of pick-up trucks too. This would be our home for the weekend.

My friend since before Saturday Night Fever was a smash hit, Kelly aka "Kel-tini" and I hooked up with her brother and some friends in Rehoboth Beach a few years ago for a little "get-away". We suspected with Chris in control and organizing the weekend we were in safe hands. This was his thing. We did not give a second thought when he anxiously volunteered to take care of all hotel accommodations with a slightly suspicious chuckle. You see, loving brother is one of those "connected" types(you have no idea how connected) and travels the world sleeping umm staying with Kings, Queens, Ambassadors and the likes of dignitaries in far away places (countries that I can't even pronounce--and I've traveled!) that we only hallucinate about. Yes, we live vicariously through him. He swears he works for the U.N.(lives in Paris) but we've always surmised it's something "Top secret" with the Feds. Yes, I have an active imagination. Surprise, surprise. Anyway, you can imagine our dismay when we pulled up the to luxurious "Fountain Motel". We convinced ourselves there was another Fountain Motel. There must be some mistake. We left. Convinced ourselves there was something bigger and splashier. There was no fountain. It was a bird bath of sorts with a bit of a sputter and splatter. After finally catching Chris on his cell and he confirming that we were at the right place we gathered our belongings and checked in. If we thought the outside was bad we were in for a bigger surprise when we opened the door to our home for the weekend. Nothing could have prepared us for the stink that smacked us in the face like road kill. And the filth! We couldn't stop laughing and then there were the "resident's of the motel. I think some of them might have had permanent residency there. No teeth, chain smokers, alcoholics. It would be a weekend not to be forgotten. Ever.



Kel, do you remember how badly this room smelled? And the candles Chris just so happened to bestow upon us?! hmmm makes me wonder how often he had set friends up at there. Scary?! No, this is not one of Jerry Garcia's band member's or groupies! It's my dear friend legal beagle Kelly. We did have a great time with the boys that weekend, didn't we?!


24 comments:

Lori said...

Oh my, that's one of those places where they don't wash the sheets between visits!! LOL :D

kerri said...

A.K.A. The Bates Hotel, LOL.
Please tell me you slept on top of the bedspreads , LOL.
Bet the weekend went well and a good time was had by all.
I am still laughing at the fountain photo!!
Love your retro Fridays girl,xo.

Beverly said...

surely this was a sicko joke he pulled on you guys. I can smell it from here. YUCK!

Beverly

Salome's Mom said...

I am laughing so hard I am crying. I mean, I can just picture your faces upon opening the door. You must have been very sought after in that hotel.

Steffie B. said...

Totally cracking up....bet you nearly wet your pants when you realized you indeed were staying here! lol

Love the wild tye-shirt Kel-tini is sporting!

mommy24treasures said...

oh yucky yuck... makes me want to take an extra shower! I feel so germy even in clean hotels.
I am glad the fun for the weekend made up for it!

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Hope you brought your own sheets.. or went and bought some...HA HA
Love the tie dyed shirts...those are great...
Love the post... you make me laugh...
Hugs girly..
Have a Wonderful Weekend
Kim

redmaryjanes said...

Just another reminder to never let a man make travel arrangements! I can tell you have great memories of it all though!

Franceskasjourneyhome said...

This post just cracked me up, I think we have all stayed in roach motels in our lives at one time or another, thinking that we were gonna have some fun, crazy weekend, but when it was all said and done you just could not stomach the smell of the room!!! Thanks for bringing back such awesome memories, this cracks me up!!! But it is that "friend" thing again, because when you can just laugh it all off that is what makes the whole weekend!!

barkfoot said...

Oh, yuk! I hate places like this, basic is alright but it has to be at least clean. I was faced with a similar place after an 11 hour drive from Wales to the south coast. I elected to sleep on the beach, it was damp, the tide came in and an old woman walking a dog early morning poked me with her walking stick to see if I was dead, and it was still preferable!

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Julie said...

Ummmm..yeah may have stayed in similar places with LOTS of girls during high school grad or college trip but no WAY I would ever or let my own princesses!

Wonder why my mom let me? Oh Yeah - becasue I left out those minor details!

I think I am in for it with the princesses because I cannot say " I never did that!" At least not honestly!

Julie
Julie

jennifer said...

Yuck! I think I would have killed him. Love your flashbacks.

Jen M. said...

Hope you didn't touch the bedspreads! Ewww.

LaLa said...

That totally cracks me up!!! I bet you were a hot commodity with the "locals"

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Happy Halloween!!!!
Can't wait to see the girls dressed up...
Hugs
Kim

Steffie B. said...

Missing you.....
Smooches...

Anonymous said...

so I am just a lurker that had to show you that the place is still there-same signs! Don't ask how I know, hee hee! Love the blog and the little cuties, makes my wait for ours that much better! http://www.beach-net.com/fountain/

Kimber said...

Oh my...did you actually stay?

Kim

Lisa said...

I've missed you and all of your blog updates...is everything okay?

mommy24treasures said...

missing your middle of the week post! Just wanted you to know I am thinking of you and hope you are just super busy...

theghelertertwins.blogspot.com said...

Dear anon, I do know that creepy motel is still there. lol.... so, have you stayed at the "oh-so" famous Fountain Motel?! I know a lot of you were wondering if we actually stayed. We did. It was a holiday weekend and any that know that area know there are not all that many hotels in the big scheme of things.

I'm ok too for all that have e-mailed me privately. I've just been trying to work through some things and spend more time with the family. All is good. No worries....

Jeff and Valerie said...

I don't think I would have slept one wink!

Cindy from central NC said...

oh.my.gosh......Please tell me you did not sleep in the sheets but on top of a tarp on top of the bedspread....UGH....

and smells...double-yuckky....

:-0

cin