Safe and sound


My view from Sarasota to Atlanta. Yes, that’s the rear engine of the MD-88 (which in all seriousness I must say is one smooth ride).
Made it into Columbus around quarter to three. Now I’m sitting in my hotel room trying to figure out what I want to do with the rest of my afternoon. The Hyatt on Capital Square is one old-school hotel. When you walk in you have to go around a corner to find the front desk, which is called “Registration”. The room is oldish, but has a beautiful view (especially here on the 7th floor). /Everything/ costs extra. It’s $6 for 3 cups of coffee; parking is valet only. I’m on dialup for the first time since 2003 because WiFi is $10/day (I suppose I should be grateful it’s available). There’s a bottle of water on this desk that will cost me $5 if I open it. There are some definite nice touches though. This desk has some kind of stone surface, and the maid left her name on a card (!). The girl at the registration desk asked me how my trip was and said “Have a nice stay with us Mr. Greenwell” as I walked toward the elevators — which were also not only fast, but also had great buttons (they lit up instantly in a bright red). Fancy.
So anyway — off to see if I can find something to see before the sun goes down.

5 thoughts on “Safe and sound”

  1. Sounds like a good hotel but expensive , yikes! When I went to JavaOne in San Fran, our hotel was old, but did have free WiFi in the room, thank goodness, did some work at 2am after returning from bar hopping with my manager and co-worker.

  2. Yeah, I think you’re right. Actually, I ended up eating at the hotel restaurant last night; the host asked me for my last name, but I thought it was just to hold a table for me; little did I realize that my server would use it every time he came by: “How is everything Mr. Greenwell?” I was waay out of my league. It was fun though 🙂

  3. Oh, forgot to mention, when I called down to set a wake up call, they answered the phone “How can we help you, Mr. Greenwell?”, and when the call came, not only was it a person calling (rather than a machine), but they also asked if I’d like to hear today’s weather. They don’t do /that/ at La Quinta, that’s for sure (though they do offer free internet).

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    Canada
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