I guess I'll finish my story. So where were we... Oh yeah, New Jersey. So we pull up to the Hotel and it DOES NOT match the picture that my mother got on the internet. The thing is practically falling off the cliffside, the rooms are not totally disgustingly dirty but the rooms were green and purple. Sitting down on the bed or going to the bathroom was one of the hardest things that I had to do. Surprisingly my mom was able to do all of that relatively well (I know, it surprised me to). The guy at the counter was sitting behind bullet-proof glass with a movie theater ticket hole dispenser thing-y to complete any transactions that needed to. The "continental breakfast" was one of those apple/orange juice dispensers and bananas; which wouldn't be bad except that it was in the main lobby which was only about 4 feet wide. So then my mom decided to look at the room and see how horrible it was and then we could truly assess how bad the situation was. Once we got back in the car to talk about our decision (and of course, we prayed about it...) I BEGGED my mother, "mom, please, I will pay half if we don't have to stay here!" My mom just started laughing, I guess she knew it was pretty bad because I wouldn't just throw my money around. I hate spending money... needless to say, we did not stay there. Oh and then there was the car that absolutely freaked out. The electrical stuff went wacky. It stole my mom's cd, it locked her out of the car at a scary gas station where we were filling up the "empty" gas tank, it only took about 2 gallons. It was the freakiest thing ever...
ok. I'm not bored anymore and actually I am really tired so I am heading to bed.
Hope you all had a good weekend.
Love Maren :)
p.s. Alex and Kristine and Kristin, it was so good to talk to you, I am so excited to come down soon!!