The website had described it as a hotel/motel, but I'd assumed there were rooms in the actual hotel part.
Didn't matter, a room is a room is a room, as long as the bed is comfortable and there is television and airconditioning, I'm okay with it.
After checking the internet connection was working, I packed it all away, and went in search of lunch. I'd seen a McDonalds and I haven't had any of their food in yonks, so decided on a burger and fries/coke meal. Normally I'm a pepsi drinker, but they don't carry it and I really wanted some cold fizz rather than my usual water.
Then I went in search of a bus stop.
So I sat and waited for the bus. And took a few photos while I was there.
Eventually the bus arrived, quite late, and I visited my sister who lives a lot further out of town than I thought at first.
Away from the city centre, this is what you get. If you wear sandals you'll be stopping every few metres to shake out the grit, as I found out the next day when I wore my sandals.
After visiting for a few minutes, (longer would drive us both crazy), I went to the bus stop opposite where I'd got off to wait for a bus going in the direction of the city. A bus passed going in the opposite direction, the same way the bus had travelled when dropping me off there, so I waited for one coming my way. I'd thought there should be one, why else have a bus stop on that side of the road? But after waiting over an hour, I walked back to the hotel. It's about five kilometres and took me quite a while since I stopped fairly often in various patches of shade.
When I was almost there, one street away from the hotel, I spotted a BBQ chicken shop.
Peas were canned, which I hate, hate, hate, hate, so a small mouthful was more than enough.
I guess a few vegetables are better than none.
I used the kitchenette tray that held cups, spoons and a small dish of sugar packets, coffee packets and tea bags as a table, I didn't want to be spilling gravy on the bedspread.
After dinner, I showered off the sweat and planned the next day.