First off, I have had almost 4 glasses of wine as I write this. Please forgive any typos that may be forthcoming.
Hubby, E and I made it through the two days with my parents (it would have been three but snow overtook us) and we headed to the middle of our state. I had found this lovely cabin near our destination to stay in. We had friends with family in this area come just to spend time with us. The idea was our two families would meet at the cabin and have dinner.
We arrived exactly at 4:00 as the proprietors had requested to check in...only there were no proprietors. We walked around the property for 20 minutes waiting for them to arrive. Finally, after being visited by the mangiest collie I have ever laid eyes on, they arrived and I suddenly heard banjos playing in the background. The man was wearing his camouflage pants and orange hat, and the woman had bleached white hair and was missing her front tooth. The woman apologized for being late, she said they had thought we were arriving tomorrow. (I have the email that says otherwise.) And she walked into her house to get some "towels" (they looked as bad as the collie) and led us down to the cabin.
I had looked over their website with a fine-tooth comb. I was promised a fully stocked cabin with nice furnishings. What they had in their pictures was not what they actually had! She showed us upstairs and as I was looking at the bedspread from the 70's when I noticed something. It was several small objects, oblong and brown. IT WAS MOUSE DROPPINGS ON THE BED! I immediately said I couldn't stay there and the woman tried to convince me it was bird droppings. She tried to tell me that a former customer had left the door open and a bird had come in. I KNOW BIRD DROPPINGS!!! THIS WAS MOUSE!!! ON THE BED!!! It doesn't really matter what it was, the cabin was a good old bait and switch and I was not spending my hard-earned money on it.
Needless to say I am typing this from a very nice Marriott and have had a very nice evening and feeling very tipsy. Bird droppings my ass!