Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee
kevin_standlee

Up and Over and Back Again

We got a decent suite upgrade at the Holiday Inn Express last night.

Room Upgrade

It is of course easier for hotels to upgrade us for single night stays. I'll miss having Spire status, which will expire at the end of this year at which time I'll drop back to Platinum.

With my enhanced status, I could get a 2 PM check-out, which meant that Lisa could sleep in while I dealt with the family matters on Friday morning Sacramento. Consequently, I got two breakfasts: one before I headed off for my 8:30 AM meeting, and another at the very end, nominally after breakfast closed but just before they started clearing it away.

Lisa had taken advantage of the nice hotel room to take a long bath and relax. At this point, we were in no huge hurry other than we wanted to go home, so we did not rush. We were out of the room between 11 and Noon, however, not using all of the extra time allotted to us, and making things slightly easier for housekeeping.

I drove us as far as Donner Summit, and then Lisa took over. From there we went to my company's office in Sparks, where I begged the use of their network to confirm that our company network still thinks my computer belongs to it. (I've been having connectivity problems that might have been caused by the network "forgetting" my computer.) This didn't take that long, and confirmed that yes, XPO still can see my computer when I'm on their network.

We were both still very tired, but we also needed groceries only available in Reno, so we went to Winco and Raley's, and then Lisa drove us home. We unpacked as quickly as we could, and then headed for bed. By getting groceries on the way back from Sacramento, we saved ourselves another trip to Reno this weekend. We don't want to go anywhere right now. We want to stay home and rest.
Tags: family, hotels, lisa
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