Jerry and I decided rather suddenly to plan a trip to Death Valley for later this month. He has time off coming, and seemed disappointed this morning that we hadn't planned some kind of getaway yet. So I checked, and by some miracle one of the nicer rooms at Stovepipe Wells was available. We toyed briefly with a couple of other options up and down the map, but ended up booking reservations at Stovepipe.
Usually, a trip to DV is something we plan for months in advance. This trip is just 3 weeks away!