Sunday, May 25, 2008
This afternoon a jammed packed Edgewater Hotel.
It just keeps getting better.
(Does anyone else hear the sarcasm?!)
To say the USHHF was a let-down is an understatement...
Just a few of the words that come to mind.
Turns out it was the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame...not the NHL Hall of Fame.
We were hoping the Edgewater would save the day.
I'm not so sure it will.
It is JAMMED with teenagers on some sort of school field trip.
Tons and TONS of teenagers.
Does anyone else remember going on one of those end of the year field trips with all of your friends. Staying in some hotel and staying up until all hours of the night.
Do you remember how you behaved? How obnoxious you were?
Tonight we're going to be on the receiving end of one of those nights.
And then there's the pricetag.
We used hotels dot com to book this room.
The website said it would be $149 for a suite...a kind and two queens.
Weeeeelll...we thought. That sounds pretty good. We'll splurge a little and be able to stretch out.
As we pulled into the parking lot to sign-in we were greeted by two busses.
Full of teenagers.
Even Alek knew it spelled trouble.
'Mom,' he said. 'I hope those kids aren't mean to us.'
Shad, being my brave, gift of a husband, went inside to check us in.
He came out 45 minutes later...fuming!
Shad doesn't fume.
Turns out the price we were quoted online was the 'average' price of the room...and if we would have read the 5 pt font print, we would have seen that the hotel reserved the right to change the price.
So instead of $149...we paid over $200.
I'm kind of sick about it.
Unfortunately we're stuck.
Since it's a holiday weekend, not only is this hotel jammed full...every hotel in town is full.
We were lucky to find this room.
We're trying really hard to enjoy this huge suite, without feeling too ill in the process.
Thankfully, the teenagers have stayed away from the water park so far. I think all of the elementary school aged kids are scaring them off.
I'm sure that won't last for long.
We're back in the room now.
We've stuffed our faces full of pizza, ice cream and pop.
The kids are sufficiently sugared up and now I fully expect them to fall asleep.
BTW - I just got done looking at the pictures from the swimming expedition. I want you to know I am going to do some creative editing before uploading them for you to see. There is a reason why I refuse to wear a swimsuit anywhere near where I live.
I want absolutely NO chance of anyone who knows me seeing me in a suit! :)
I look like a bovine in a speedo.
Maddie overheard me saying as much this evening.
'Yea, Maddie, cow.
'Cow, Daddy. Cow, cow.'
I didn't need the reminder.
If you REALLY want to. Check out this link. It's a webcam for our waterpark hotel. Who knows - you may get lucky and catch a glimpse of me in a swimming suit! ;)