17 Marble Showers

I forgot another striking thing about driving through Wyoming: the billboards. There was a particular set of them advertising a hotel chain called Little America. My favorite was one that just said "17 Marble Showers," with a picture and the hotel name below.  It felt almost biblical, the 17 marble showers promised to the righteous, those that drive courteously and within the speed limit. That if you can just make it through this bleak stretch of 80 East, those 17 showers will wash away the toil of the road and you will be made new.

And we've heard that promise so many times.