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On day two at exactly 6:16 p.m., Oprah says she began to lose her "pleasing personality."

"The grueling reality of our road trip sunk in," she says. "Gayle and I were drained and to make matters worse, what we thought would be a 50-mile drive to our motel was actually much, much farther. We had had enough."

Finally, Oprah and Gayle arrived at their motel...which looks more like a "village." Instead of regular hotel rooms, the Wigwam Motel in Holbrook, Arizona, offers guests their very own teepee! The woman who checked them in—the daughter of the original owner—told her celebrity guests that her father built the motel 55 years ago and each teepee still has its original furniture.

After spending hours in close quarters, Oprah and Gayle needed some time apart. "I want my own teepee," Gayle said. "[Oprah and I are] not a couple, despite what you've heard. I know it looks a little suspicious right now, America!"

"I want my wigwam on the other end of the village," Oprah said.
FROM: Oprah and Gayle's Big Adventure, Part 2
Published on January 01, 2006


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