Sunday, September 18, 2011
Hotel for Cheaters
They built a hotel for cheaters in the town we were living in. This was an extremely family friendly, with excellent schools, conservative quaint little town. But just off the highway in an industrial area, a little hotel was built. It was tucked way back in-between the warehouses. It was advertised in a way that made it very clear it was for Cheaters. Not like the kind of cheaters in cards or Monopoly either.
The kind of cheaters that might like a hotel that is advertised as Out of the Way. Each room with its own private entrance inside a private garage for your car. No windows and rooms that come with indoor hot tubs, showers built for two, king size beds and PLENTY of privacy. No check in or out.
There was a lot of controversy over it, so of course as soon as it opened the hubby made reservations. How fun would it be to stay in a Cheaters Hotel BEFORE all the cheaters got there and NOT be cheating?? Kind of like we were cheating the cheaters….
I have to say this was one of my most memorable weekends. –NOT in the way you think ONLY, but because it was the first time in a long time we got away, just the two of us. We splurged on an overnight sitter for the three kids, it was mid-December and snowing, (one of my favorite things) and we were just getting over a scary time of the hubby being the hospital after his recent diagnosis with MS. We hadn’t gotten any Christmas shopping done yet and we were panicking. Across from the hotel there was an outdoor shopping mall also very new, with our favorite shops and a plan was set in place.
We did the mysterious check in (the hubby was instructed to check in earlier in the day and was given a remote for the private garage door entrance) we admired the in- room Jacuzzi, lack of windows, big TV and huge bed. Like any married couple with three kids we headed for dinner, coffee and a walk in the snow covered walkways decorated with Christmas lights. As you know, I can picture exactly what I was wearing and I can still taste the peppermint mocha, feel the snowflakes and remember the quiet on our walk.
The following day we did all of our Christmas shopping in one swoop, were lucky to have found a rare shipment of Wii’s in a random store and convinced the clerk one of them belonged to us and not the several other people waiting in line, and then went back to the room to wrap all the gifts.
We cheated a lot that weekend – We cheated the cheaters, the kids, the shoppers, Christmas, and our recent string of bad luck. It was one of the best weekends I have ever had.