Hotel room are strange, aren't they? Regardless of how increasingly ubiquitous the big hotel chains make the room designs, there are oddities to every hotel room in which I have ever stayed, that makes it memorable. Not necessarily good memorable,but sometimes it can be quite sublime.
Our hotel room on this trip smells like bacon. Maple bacon, I think. And later in the day it smells like pancakes, but I am the only person who can smell it. I dunno, maybe I am having an extended stroke or something. I am simultaneously continually hungry and repulsed.
The coffee maker brews one cup of clear water, leaving the rest in the basket at the top. When I asked for a new coffee maker, I was given "a brand new one, right out of the box" which acted in exactly the same manner. Fortunately, the spousal unit, more mechanically minded than I, figured out you have to press the coffee pot up against the bottom of the brewing mechanism the entire time it's brewing, to keep the ball mechanism open.
And really what hotel these days doesn't have free coffee in the lobby anyway? This one, apparently.
Yesterday, the light in the bathroom died. We are still waiting for someone to replace it, and in the meantime have dragged a floor lamp into the bathroom where it is wedged between the toilet and the sink. One would think that house keeping would have noticed this when they were doing up the room and reminded maintenance, but evidently not. It's kind of romantic having a floor lamp in the bathroom, I guess.
But what's great about our room is the location - right in the corner looking into the pool area. We quickly commandeered the tables outside our patio door and parked ourselves there after the rehearsal party on Friday night. And of course most of the wedding guests are staying at this hotel and most of them pass through the pool area on the way to their rooms, so we had a continual come and go tea (only with beer and wine) happening as people straggled in. Some folks I have not seen in decades.
It was like staying at a cut-rate resort or something. Everybody ends up in the pool.
We'll do a bit more visiting with family and friends this afternoon and evening, then it's back on the road, on the reverse trip over the prairies tomorrow.
It was a great trip, a fabulous wedding (with details and photos to follow), but it's time. Besides, I have had enough of sharing a room with these people.