We checked in to one of those premium roadside motels at 1:00 AM in Jamestown, North Dakota en route to the big Warner Auction in Winsted, MN. You can usually tell how busy the motels are by how many cars and trucks are in the parking lot, and for some reason every roadside motel in Jamestown was packed! I walked in to the motel lobby and after waking up the nice lady sleeping behind the front desk I asked “Is there a convention in town, why are the motels so full?”
She looked up at me and said “IT’S HUNTING SEASON!!” – “I have one room left, it’s a smoking room and the heater doesn’t work… It’s the last room in town and you can have it for 69.95 plus tax.”
I guess we should have figured it out, because for the last six hours before arriving at the motel in Jamestown, in the darkness of the countryside, there was a steady stream of deer standing on the side of the road with that look on their face… Should I leap out now or later?
Matt and Krunch are doing the 22 hour drive from the East Coast and we are doing the 18 hour drive from the Pacific Northwest and will all arrive in Winsted, MN later today.