Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Surprise at the Hotel

After a full day of work and packing to be gone for a month, Dave, Claire and I got in the car this evening and headed to Vienna.

I drove so that Claire and I could be up front and talk while Dave made phone calls and did email in the back.

As I stopped to drop Claire off at her hotel (she's not going to the States with us - she just had some appointments here that coincided with us coming down so rode with us) we were laughing that even while he was talking he could stop for a wave in our photo!

After goodbyes with Claire, Dave and I then headed toward the airport, where we were dropping off our car at a parking area off site, which meant we then had to take the train to the airport as we were staying in a hotel there tonight.

By this time it was 11 PM, and we were anxious to get to bed. We have to be up at 4:30 AM in order to make a 7 AM flight tomorrow morning.

Much to our surprise when we arrived at our hotel, they told us "There's no room in the inn"...or something like that. 不

The hotel had been overbooked (I knew airlines did that, but hotels??) so they found us a room in another hotel...twenty five minutes away, not far from where we'd just dropped off Claire!

Their big selling point, in order to make us feel better I guess, was that they were upgrading us to a five star hotel.

As far as we could tell, for five stars you get a big desk.

And two pillows each...with one piece of chocolate to share! 不 不 不 不

At this point I'm so ready for sleep that I'd just about lay down anywhere. I'm thankful that we at least HAVE a bed tonight!

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