Since the Motor Palace isn’t quite ready we booked rooms at the La Posada in Winslow and El Rancho in New Mexico for a rolling wedding anniversary celebration. (We rolled in the truck to deliver a few rugs and a couple chandeliers.) We’ll have “Road Trip” photos in the next post but for now we’re just going to show building shots. Joe and the crew are doing a great job. The space is really comfortable with tons of natural light and a very solid feel.
For those of you new to us we are converting a mud room into sleeping quarters similar to a hotel room. The mud room was added to the rear of the Motor Palace long before it was placed on the Historic Registry to enclose the entrance to the cellar. It’s foundation was undermined and the walls were pulling apart so we decided to preserve, repair, and improve! We’ll have about 400sf for bed and bath in the designated residential “Mud Room”, with the kitchen and entertaining areas in the actual Motor Palace. We are doing the residential area first so we have a place to stay while we do the finish and cosmetic stuff.
|The old wall|
|The new wall|
|Where the bathtub will go|
|Lori looking at the new windows|
|Bed view. There will be a door here.|
|Lucky Horseshoe found under the old foundation.|
|They put twelve signs like this in the new city parking lot next to the Motor Palace.|
Tune in soon, we have 66 Road Trip pics and a little history coming up!