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2016 Summer Sweat: Issaquah, Umatilla, Twin Falls

First stop: Issaquah, Washington - Motel 6 just east of Seattle on the I-90 Review: Expensive for a Motel 6 ($107 US)
Good pool - warm
renovated rooms
Close by: Arco gas station / IHop
- We probably wouldn't stay here again - we can get farther than this if we leave right away and there is no fear of long weekend. 
Second stop: Umatilla, Oregon - Tillcum Inn on the I-82 Review: Well.... nice people and good little pool. BUT, really cold and windy air con or really hot without it - no sleep and a super strong, attacking shower. Great water pressure - but ow! Loud and heavy up all night people above us.
Close by: "Sports Bar" (strip club)
- We will definitely not stay here again. There were a couple of spots just ahead on our drive that would have made better stops. Or even Kennewick right behind us would have been good. We stayed there in the spring.
Third stop:  Twin Falls, Idaho - Motel 6 - nope - pool closed / Shilo Inn Review: Expensive but we like ($164 Can.)

C-SIDE aka CarrieSIDE

We watched the weather forecast closely to make sure we would have some nice days in Seaside. We had until Friday to cancel. The weather looked good until the day we left so we went for it. The morning we woke up to leave (Tuesday), the weather app changed and gave us two bad days. Too late now! Off we went to Seaside. Carrie was already on her way but we did get an earlier start that I thought we would. We left at 7am. Here is the boy before we left - sad faced and with Bear. 
The City Center Motel. We were in unit 1 beside the pool. This was a great unit for us. Number 6 on the other side of the pool looks nice too. I thought we were going to miss having the little cottage one - but this was much nicer because the boy could have his bath.
Tuesday, we arrived and headed straight to the beach to play. We did wave jumping, beach bowling, and we made some roads and tunnels. Christian found a buddy his age and they had a great time chasing each other and playing.

Carrie found us! She …