By Guest Blogger Kelly Plowman
We made it! What an incredible week we had traveling from California to Virginia. The month of December was definitively busy. We packed our lives into boxes, said good byes, traveled about 3,600 miles in 7 days and stayed in 6 different La Quinta Inns & Suites along the way. Luckily, the La Quinta Inns & Suites website made the planning of our cross-country journey super easy with cool features that allow you to plan your stay by the route you are taking as well as a mobile app for last-minute reservation changes. La Quinta Inns & Suites has definitely got things figured out on how to make traveling easier, so there are fewer things to worry about.
The places we have seen in such a short time have been really great. Highlights of the trip were visiting my alma mater Texas A&M University, eating yummy food in New Orleans, and visiting friends in Charlotte. We really lucked out weather wise and really had no problems. Next time, if time allows, I would shorten the distance between each stop. We drove on average 7 hours a day. So by the time we made it to our next destination it was usually dark and we had minimal time to explore the city. La Quinta Inns & Suites though made it possible to maximize the time we had. Check-in was always friendly, easy and fast.
They don’t require a pet deposit, so that was a nice surprise. And we never had to worry about where we were going to get breakfast in the morning. Every La Quinta Inns & Suites we stayed at provided a wide assortment of breakfast foods including a waffle bar! I love that I got to experience a cross-country trip with my husband AND dogs. The memories we have made are sure to last a lifetime.
La Quinta Inns & Suites made the planning of our PCS trip easy and our actual journey carefree. From their website tools and apps, to the pet friendly accommodations, it was easy for us to enjoy our trip. There was always a La Quinta Inns & Suites along our route, and a nice comfy bed to fall into at night. Thanks for all the hospitality!
I am pretty sure the dogs now think their life consists of getting in the car and driving around all day. What a nice surprise it will be for them to not have to get into one for a while. We are all excited for this next chapter, and to start calling Virginia home. Now on to tackle another military first for me–military housing!