Arrived in Battleford around 10 PM, Katy was exhausted but due to excitement and the lingering daylight had a hard time getting to sleep which was aggravating.
Rob was in the full throes of illness and is not a happy road tripper.
The room at the Gold Eagle was nice. A brand new hotel near a casino (which are literally everywhere up here) there was one problem. It’s a wood-frame structure so when people walk over head it has a ceiling fixture shaking effect.
At first I thought the people above had a small child who wouldn’t sleep but the thudding and running continued unabated the entire night. Even a call to the front desk didn’t help. In fact I think it made it worse for a while.
We finally turned on the fan for the a/c for a bit of white noise, but only Katy really slept deeply.
So, up for today is border crossing and a marathon to Minot. But thankfully it is a Holiday Inn Express, a little bit of sameness everywhere we go, and hey, perhaps I will be a novelist by Sunday given the inn’s ability to confer great career powers on all who stay over.