Friday, May 09, 2008

The Arrival

I was supposed to have a lake view room with a Jacuzzi. The hotel got my reservation wrong.
I am now in a closet-sized hotel room next door. With no lake view...unless I stick my head out the window and lean way way out. My view is of Kathi's car at the good hotel across the parking lot. She has the Jacuzzi. She has the lake view.
Dammit.
Oh, well. This cheap hotel room means I have more $$$ to spend on souvenirs.

After dinner, Kathi and I walked the beach, looking for shells, birds, whatever. We found a spotted sandpiper....
...and a dead raccoon, face-down in the sand. I wanted to Chimp it, but I held back.



And for some reason, Kathi was looking for birds in her hotel room carpet, with a flashlight.

(Just kidding...she had dropped a tiny piece of binocular equipment...but it looked funny!)

4 comments:

Liza Lee Miller said...

Bummer about the hotel reservation -- that kind of thing sends me right round the bend. I hope you get to enjoy Kathi's jacuzzi! :)

NCmountainwoman said...

Sometimes trips that start out the worst turn out to be the best. Hope that is the case with yours.

I am so glad the racoon was face down. Otherwise, I know you would have given us the facial closeup. Seeing that poor little foot was painful enough.

Have a great time. Hope the weather holds out. It looks gorgeous.

mon@rch said...

Looks like you guys had a wonderful start, well besides the hotel and dead things! Can't wait to see what you found today!

KatDoc said...

Obviously, Susan has never been on a snipe hunt, or she would realize this is the correct posture and technique for locating the elusive and migratory Carpet Snipe.

Actually, I was phobic about finding bedbugs, and was just being thorough in my inspection.

~Kathi