Chase and I left the cities Wed the 14th at 7 pm. Hoping to make it to TRF by midnight. It rain pretty much the whole way. Than as we drove farther north it started to snow. By the time we hit Wadena the roads were full of slush and it was getting colder. I made the executive decision to stop in Detroit Lakes and find a hotel room. I was tired and didn't feel like pushing myself another 1 1/2 hours.
We pulled into the AmericInn Hotel and decided that is where we would spend the night. I wasn't the only one seeking shelter from the snow. A couple came in right before me. I asked for the cheapest room and they gave me a handicap room right off the front desk. We settled in quickly and tired to get a good nights sleep. But with the front desk noise and the constant trains going by it was hard. Every time Chase heard a train he would say choo-choo. I finally got smart at 2am and turned on the fan for some white noise.
The next morning we took full advantage of the free breakfast. Probably spent an hour hanging out in the food area eating a little of everything. I like to think we ate about $20 in food so we got our short hotel visit monies worth.
Here's a couple shots of Chase in the room. We didn't have a tub (handicap bathroom) he was really interested in the drains on the floor. Bedtime and his enjoyment the phone. Had to take it off the hook in fear he would start calling rooms.