Andrew in Australia was posting recently about a trip they took, and being exhausted and staying staying in and having pizza one evening.
Reading that I had a flashback to a very fond travel memory.
About 30 years ago, oh closer to 40 years ago, I did a week long road trip in Florida. I was living in Orlando, we had been out in the panhandle, Tallahassee and out along the Gulf Coast. I have no idea how many different hotels we had stayed in, or how many hours I had spent driving. We ended up, late on the last day before we needed to be home in Daytona Beach. We checked into the Hilton, a nice room with a balcony overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. I remember discovering this new cable network MTV, that played music videos. We went up to the roof top restaurant in the hotel, only to discover it was closed for a private event. I don't remember if I was more angry or relieved. I really didn't feel like going out of the hotel, I really didn't want to drive anyplace.
We went back to the room, I did something I almost NEVER do, I called room service and had them deliver a pizza and drinks to the room. We sat out on the balcony watching the surf, listening to Orange Crush playing in MTV. It was the most relaxing part of that week on the road.
The most unexpected or unplanned parts of a trip are often the best parts and memories I find.ReplyDelete
I try not to overplan tripsDelete
So nice when it seems like you’ve been given a lemon ... and you make Orange Crush!ReplyDelete
Go with the flowDelete
I kinda like those unexpected simple times the best.ReplyDelete
If not for hurricanes, I could live someplace like that, with the view, and the sound, and room service.Delete
Sometimes simple is better. You did remind me of my last European trip (before COVID). I checked into my hotel in Milan and wanted to go to the roof top bar only to find it was closed for remodeling. It was the reason I chose the hotel. Bummer but we found other ways to entertain ourselves.ReplyDelete
Italy always has a surpriseDelete
It sounds like a lovely memory. We try to not fit too much in, in one day, but sometimes circumstances are what they are.ReplyDelete
The older I get, the less I planDelete