The cool air is divine!
I am holed up at Mormon Lake Lodge south of Flagstaff, enjoying the cool air and towering pines. Mike will finish a leg of the Arizona Trail, reserving the planned coda for another time.
The cabin, not so much.
Mormon Lake Lodge boasts cabins. Neither luxury cabins nor homes in the woods. I sit at the formica-top table indoors escaping the bright the sun on the front deck where I will enjoy relaxing there later this afternoon after I assemble my lawn chair and portable table. No outdoor furniture is provided.
The television sits atop a well-used 1970s Spanish style dresser. I enjoyed a movie on TV yesterday afternoon for a few minutes. Since then, I cannot connect with satellite TV.
The room holds a small refrigerator, microwave, and coffeemaker. The cord from the coffeemaker does not reach the outlet, which is fully occupied by the aforementioned appliances. I hauled it into the bathroom to make coffee this morning, taking care to leave the lights on. Flipping the switch off turns off the outlet.
Charging devices is awkward with only one other outlet in the room. I am trying to power everything before Mike returns, trying not to trip over the device cable when I adjust the windows.
Everyone expects Wi-Fi
The staff reports they are “working on getting Wi-Fi” in the cabins. It is available in the saloon. Did I mention that this is a western themed facility? Today is Monday, and I just learned that the saloon and restaurant are open only on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
As I write, I realize how often I search the internet for information. The two remaining nights, prepaid, taunt me. Accessing the internet with my iPhone is cumbersome as I try to search different sites on a small screen. Considering that one of my primary goals while here was to write, I adapt but am frustrated.
I like my comforts
Lest you think I am uncomfortable here, I assure you that the cabin is clean and comfortable. It appears that remodeling has taken place with new floors and bath fixtures. The staff is friendly and helpful. The unexpected inconvenience threw me.
I have lived most of my life without the marvels of the internet. I have camped in a tent and stayed in many two-star hotels. But now, I want a minimum of three-star accommodations and Wi-Fi.