Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Hotels with a Baby

After the Tetons, we were totally pooped and had to stop for the night.  Unfortunately, we had a hard time finding a place with vacancy that wasn't ridiculously expensive.  We finally found some places that had ambiguous names like Traveler's Cove and Wilderness Hotel - I just made those up, I don't remember the actual names.  It was a gamble for sure as to the quality of these places, but we were so tired we didn't care.  The place where we stayed was pretty unique, so I just had to share some pictures with you.  

We were so exhausted that we just collapsed on the bed, so these pictures are from the next morning.  Don't you love the wood paneling and wall paper?

It even had majestic artwork complete with log-like frame.  $100 was a bargain for this place, don't you think?

I didn't take a picture of Grace's sleeping area in this hotel, but I'll show you what we figured out by the end of our trip.  On our first night on the road, we set up Grace's pack and play at the foot of our bed, did the bedtime routine, turned off the lights and got in bed.  She then proceeded to stand up in her pack and play and scream at us for... forever.  Apparently, our baby will not sleep if she can see us.  So from then on, I made sure we always had a room with a two beds so that I could do this with the extra comforter:

It took some creativity and jury rigging, but it did the trick and everyone had peaceful nights sleep.  


  1. Grace is such a lucky little girl to have such great adventures so early in life! Love the photos -- thanks for sharing!

  2. Wow! Who'd have thought she wouldn't sleep if she could see you?! Ethan prefers to see us and knocks right out-- I guess he's a year younger though, that probably makes a difference.