Day 18 / by Hannah Harley

Our night of frivolity and fun left us so exhausted that we slept in past breakfast, which has been a reoccurring theme this last stretch of the trip. Since Haley had wiped out her food money, her and Karen went to the Strip to Bongo their way to food funds. I stayed at the hotel to work on my school work in an attempt to not completely ignore my online courses... As explained, keeping up with 24 credits while on the road is perhaps not the easiest endeavor. Ah, but we live and learn.

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We began the drive to the Canyonlands, UT at about 1:30 pm. It was set to be another long day of driving. After an exhaustive effort filled with some of the most beautiful scenes, we rolled into the Marriott. Another night thanks to Mr. Wisniewski's Gold Membership points. Nothing like sitting in a cramped car and then snuggling up in a comfy bed.

But the Marriott overbooked... I don't think I'm a very emotional person, but standing in that lobby at 12:30 pm after 11 hours of driving and being told that we'd have to travel an additional hour to a Comfort Inn & Suites in another town.. That was emotionally exhaustive. Nothing could be worse, am I right? NOTHING.

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As it turns out, it wasn't that bad at all. My reaction was purely a reaction to the situational issues. I was hyped from the anger that had infused itself during our attempted check in and was able to jam to Spotify on the way to our next location.

We had been given coffee, and our new hotel gave us free pastries upon arrival. This change sadly put us almost 2 and a half hours outside of Arches National Park, our original destination. We decided to skip Arches this time, but I'll be back soon to really explore the park. And when I do, I'll stay in a Comfort Inn & Suites.

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