Aside from the relative isolation of the hotel, I shouldn't complain. They upgraded us to a mini-suite. Lisa lamented that she hadn't packed any of our board games on account of the tight space, and here we have a room with a separate large table on which we could have played Empire Builder. The hotel internet has enough bandwidth that I could show Lisa the trailer for the Space Battleship Yamato live-action movie scheduled for release in Japan late this year. Both Lisa and I think that if this trailer is any indication, the movie is gong to be great. At least on the surface, it looks like the producer may Get It.
The Giants-Dodgers game is on the hotel TV -- on the Southern California feed, of course -- but the Giants are not playing well. Kuma Bear seems to be enjoying himself, but he's a Mariners fan, so I can't expect him to be sympathetic.
Because we have only about 200 miles left to go tomorrow, we don't have to rush out of here, other than we want to try to get into Pasadena in between the morning and afternoon commutes.
We're staying in Atascadero because it saves on Holiday Inn points, but if all things were equal, I think we would have been happier stopping at Paso Robles, based on the availability of restaurants and services within walking distance of the hotel combined with being able to watch trains out the hotel window from Paso Robles.