I flew out to visit Michael (see previous posts all over this site) and a lovely time was had by all. US Airways Vacations got me a terrific airfare/hotel combo so I stayed in a lovely hotel (with a free shuttle from & to the airport) and I upgraded to first class coming home using miles (yes I'm spoiled, don't judge me). Grubhub provided a wide range of places that delivered (room service is expensive). It wasn't a "cheap" trip but it certainly was affordable and that's the point, right?
Yes, I know the airplane is American Airlines - but with the merger with US Airways.... you get the point.
Unfortunately it doesn't taste the same as I remembered it - which was quite a disappointment, but still - nostalgic!
I will admit that I have a huge guilty pleasure when I stay in hotels - I watch as much cable TV as I can. Why? Because I don't have cable TV in my house and without cable, I have NO TV in the house (thank goodness for my wireless blue-ray player, Netflix and Hulu!). Let me tell you - hotel cable is such a disappointment! There isn't much to watch and I suppose the point is to keep people OUT of the room and into the world. That said, I still soak up as much as I can on my visits.
Our hotel had round towers as part of the structure so a room in the tower ended up being pie-shaped with the widest part at the windows and the narrowest part at the bathroom/entrance. I had the tiniest shower EVA (at least there was good water pressure)! One neat thing was that the fire tower was inside the center of the tower - so exiting in an emergency would have been quite efficient (if we had had to do that, which we did not). Many of planes taking off from O'Hare flew over the hotel and let me tell you, some of them were so low I thought I could reach out and touch them! It was neat and disconcerting at the same time.
On the way to the airport, I saw this sign which made me chuckle - note the very bottom "kiss & ride" - I hadn't ever seen a sign like this near an airport before - certainly NOT at Philadelphia! ;)