Tuesday, December 1, 2009

A Mini Vacation to a Renovating Hotel in Palm Springs – Oh Dear!

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I requested that my Dad not book at a hotel that was doing renovations… our last trip was rife with construction noise just outside our bedroom window at 7:30 am sharp.

“Its a nice hotel they wouldn’t do that to their guests.”

I said - there are tons of boutique hotels clamoring for business in this slow economy and deals abound. *smile* Here are a few links for some gorgeous and inexpensive hotels in the area.

“This is where I want to stay”

Mom just called to say that  Dad is feeling very sheepish and that the smell of fresh shellac is wafting into their room. Yikes!

Sometimes being right is not as satisfying as it should be.

Needless to say we are off for a few days. The weather should be similar to home very very dry and between the mid 70’s and low 40’s Fahrenheit. So no blog posts, and the response back rate for comments will be difficult. But we will be back in a few days!

Coming Soon!

  1. The Brandon SandersonThe Gathering Storm – signing, pictures, link up, and one signed book giveaway - (we have  one for later too!)
  2. The announcement of the winner for Dreaming Anastasia by Joy Preble - signed copy. You can still join the contest!
  3. Blog Tour review and giveaway for The Magic Warble by Victoria Simcox.
  4. A review/preview combo by JD for the book Life After 187 by Wade J. Halverson – this is an action packed “guy book”.
  5. A bunch of wonderful reading challenges are coming up at the first of the year and a few are ongoing. They will be posted here for everyone to join. The GLBT Challenge, The World Religion Challenge; War Across the Generations 2010 – Vietnam Challenge, and more!
  6. Books
  7. Books
  8. And just in case you need something to read - more Books!
  9. If we are lucky maybe a few pictures of some Native American archeological sites around the Palm Springs area – we love those!

PS – We love you Dad!


(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Oh NO!!!! We vacationed at The Marriott in Aruba last year and they neglected to tell us construction was going on outside the pool area. It was noisy. We complained, and surprisingly they gave us one night free.

Hope it's not too too bad,

Unknown said...

Diane -
I think that's horrible not to be upfront. And only one night?

The hotel was very up front on its web site. But said it would not be a problem. I mentioned it to my Dad but he still wanted to stay there. After he arrived yesterday he wished he had taken my suggestion.

John will be talking to the management. He almost always gets what he wants.... Lets hope its a big upgrade!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I am looking forward to your stories about your adventures after you get back!

DCMetroreader said...

When you get back do tell if they upgraded you. I always enjoy hearing those stories.

Hope you're having a nice break!

Krista said...

I hope you have some fun while you're gone! :)

Looking forward to all the many things to come :)

Unknown said...

Laurel, DC, and Krista -

Thanks for the thoughts. I will fill you all in next week.

Not nearly as bad as I imagined. Palm Springs is a lovely town, and I don't have to cook. Major plus!

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