Friday, February 22, 2008

We would have had more money for a hotel...

if we didn't have to pay the state of New York a $23.10 toll for taking I-90 all the way from Massachusetts to Buffalo! For that amount, the interstate should be lined with cherring spectators...much like a parade route!

As it was, we ended up in a HoJo rat hole in Niagara Falls, NY. Seriously...this is the stuff horror movies are made of! Ever seen Vacancy?? Exactly!


We found a super nice Sheraton online with an affordable falls view room but thankfully we realized (before booking!) that it was in Ontario. 1) We didn't have the proper paperwork to travel to/from Canada and 2) Ontario has a ban on pit bulls. So not only would Valentine have been turned away (or worse yet, seized!) I don't care to spend my tax dollars in areas that support such ridiculous discrimination. As it was, Val was MUCH better behaved than the hoodlum kids across the hall from us!

I'll take a rat hole hotel over someone who doesn't like my dog any day.

3 comments:

Melissa said...

Hey, it makes for a good story, right? :)

Catherine said...

She's just so pretty! And maybe would have scared the homicidal HoJo maniacs away... Beautiful and useful!

Kate said...

Too funny - I was just explaining to the hubs yesterday how tolls are completely different on the East Coast in that they are on "mandatory" roadways instead of the "optional" extra roadways we have out here in California.