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The Amelia Earhart Room

Born in Atchison, Kansas, Amelia Earhart traveled an uncommon road from small-town America to the pinnacle of success and celebrity -- only to literally disappear off the face of the earth in 1937 on the last leg of her ill-fated "round-the-world" flight.

Earhart's name became a household word in 1932, when she became the first woman -- and just the second person -- to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. That year she received the Distinguished Flying Cross from Congress, the Cross of Knight of the Legion of Honor from France, and the Gold Medal of the National Geographic Society from President Hoover.

In January, 1935, Amelia became the first person to fly solo across the Pacific Ocean from Honolulu, Hawaii to Oakland, California. Later that year she soloed from Los Angeles to Mexico City and back to Newark, New Jersey.  In July 1936 she took delivery of a twin-engine Lockheed 10E "Electra", and started planning her ill-fated "round-the-world" flight.

Her flight would not be the first to circle the globe, but it would be the longest, at 29,000 miles, following the equatorial route. Fred Noonan, a former Pan Am pilot, would be Earhart's navigator and sole companion in flight for the entire journey. They departed Miami on June 1, 1937 and completed 22,000 miles by July 2nd before launching from Lae, New Guinea, aiming for Howland Island -- a tiny speck of land a few miles long, and just 20 feet above sea level. 

Howland Island was 2,556 miles away, but in the interest of saving weight she had left behind her low-frequency radio equipment -- the very equipment that might have allowed the Navy's U.S.S. Itasca to locate her. When they couldn't find the island, their transmissions to Itasca grew weak, and it was obvious that they had no idea where they were. After six hours of frustrating attempts at 2-way communication, contact was lost, and Amelia flew into history.

You can taste some of the mystery and excitement of her life and times in our Amelia Earhart room. Decorated to reflect her era, this no-pet room boasts every amenity, including a refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, 32" flat-screen HDTV, DVD player, and two queen beds. Artwork and memorabilia commemorating her historic life and flights hang from every wall -- and you'll  receive our signature "delivered-to-your-room" continental breakfast during your stay!

To specifically reserve the Amelia Earhart Room, please call us at 888-671-8088.  To reserve the next available double-queen room on-line, click here.  

As our "flagship room", we wanted the Amelia Earhart Room to be done first -- and it had to be PERFECT.   Below is a chronicle of what it took to take this room from "worst in the hotel" to "pride of the fleet".


Room 23, the Amelia Earhart, was the first room we remodeled, in 2010.

This is before we started really ripping into it.

We discovered that the previous owners had put down the cheapest possible carpet, with the best possible glue!

Ripping it out was a "one-inch-at-a-time" thing...

Fixing a soft spot in the sub-floor yielded an interesting discovery...tile on the ground!

The old mish-mash of a bathroom vanity had to GO.

Mary piecing in the new subfloor.

This was the mess under the old bath tub.

This is where the old tub was. What a mess.

Putting in the new stand-up shower was an involved process.

The bathroom sub-floor, all new.

We put cement board all around the shower. No more worries about water on drywall.

A ceramic tile border around the shower dressed it up nicely.

New vanity and toilet seated on the new tile floor.

Laying tile through a door way is always a challenge.

Oh, my aching 52-year-old knees! This was just the first of many floors to come.

Installing a new fiberglass exterior door was way more exciting than we expected, but we got 'er done.

Mary, laying tile.

Looking good!

The shower is ready to go!

The vanity came out beautifully!

Furniture and artwork make the room. We have since added a lovely wallpaper border.

Even the bathroom has Amelia Earhart artwork and memorabilia.

Brand, new, queen beds!

A nice place to eat your delivered to the room breakfast.

A nice 32" HDTV with DVD player.

Hair dryer, new sink, all new plumbing.



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