Everything started on the right foot when we checked into our hotel. I know the hotel itself really isn't usually one of the highlights of a trip, but we loved this place. The deal I got it on it was fabulous too, and if you know me, you know how much I love a great deal. I took a chance and booked two nights of our stay using Expedia's unpublished deals. The rates here are fantastic, but the catch is you only get limited information about the hotel. You don't even know which hotel it is until you pay for the room.
It ended up that I booked Homewood Suites. The suite was bigger (and nicer) than my first apartment. A full breakfast was included, and what we didn't know until we got there was a dinner was also included. Everything was nice and clean. The staff was friendly. The only thing that would have made the stay better was an indoor pool or weather that was nice enough for us to use the outside pool. We loved staying there, and we got it for a steal. After I get the rebate back from Ebates, I will have paid just less than $50/night for our stay there!
|Photo from Kidzu. Photo credit: Jim Sink.|
|Photo from Museum of Life and Science|
The next day was Tim's surgery. I can't thank Bev enough. She is a friend of a friend who gave up her day to take three of my kids and three of her grandkids around for the day. The weather was finally nice, and the kids had a great time. This made the day so much easier for me. Tim spent the entire day at the hospital. Kellen and I were there for the afternoon.
Again, I want to thank all of you have helped us in so many ways! We have a wonderful community of support!