Ok, so it wasn’t the best vacation ever. (It could have been worse, I suppose. But it definitely wasn’t awesome.)
It started off ok, until I got to Delaware and started going through the smaller beach communities. You see, when you just traveled on major highways where the speed limit is 65, it’s real difficult to train yourself to go ~40 again. Well, I had some issues and I got pulled over.
Thankfully the cops computer was busted or something and I ended up getting a warning. (Also known as "a gift from the gods which will only happen once every 60 years. The next time I’ll have good luck like that will be when I’m 85.)
When we got to the hotel, the room wasn’t as nice as I was expecting, but that’s not a huge deal. It was very dimly lit and the TV was placed very awkwardly. You couldn’t watch it from the couch or from the beds very easily.
The reason the TV thing was kind of a bummer? Well, there wasn’t anything open. We went out on the boardwalk when we got there to find dinner. Our favorite restaurant was still closed. Apparently Memorial day is a real big deal.
Never go to the beach before Memorial Day. Unless you don’t want people around. Laying on the beach was kind of nice because it wasn’t crowded. But, yeah, not much to do.
But this was the funnest part! Are you ready?
There was beard hair in our sink when we came back from the pool during the second day. Creepy, gross, eeky, ew.
We told the front desk and all they did was check our room key history. Since there was no evidence that anyone used a key to get in, they simply rekeyed our room. This did not make me happy as it was just my sister and I and WE HAD FACE HAIR IN OUR SINK.
Anyway, I had a bunch of time to think about this and, well, they should have moved us to a new room. They should have just done that, but whatever. Sometime this weekend, I need to write a nice little note to Quality Inn and see what the hell they’ll do for me. (Probably not much of anything.)
While we were waiting to find out who was in our freakin’ room, we got lunch and decided that, if they didn’t move us to a different room, we were just going to leave that evening rather than first thing the next morning.
They didn’t move us, so we went back up to the room to digest before leaving. When I looked in the sink on our return, there was the beard hair again. (Not quite as much though.)
I decided that our sink was backfilling… but their reaction still kind of pissed me off. So we still left. Especially since everything rolled up at 9PM anyway.
I was defeated by Beach Vacation. It was a live and learn experience.
But there are a few pros to these cons:
– I bought a Coach clutch at their outlet in Delaware. They had a special sale running, so I got a $78 clutch for around $34. This will probably be the only designer bag I ever purchase straight from a store. It smells like leather because it is leather and I will never need another clutch again.
– I learned that clutches are the Best Thing Ever.
– I got a nice pair of Banana Republic pants. Lightweight ones for work. It made me very excited. I also got a cute casual tank top. It’s very drapey and will allow me to hide my fats at the Memorial Day picnic on Monday.
– I, at least, look like I was at the beach? My freckles came out. :)
Uh. Yeah. That was my very disappointing vacation. I most likely will not be taking any other vacation days until the end of September…