Sunday, July 26, 2015

Starting our vacation

I realize that I'm sharing things out of order, but let's go back to the beginning of our vacation.

We left on a Saturday morning and drove to Hagerstown, Md. That wasn't our final destination, but Jeff wanted to go to a car show on the way to his parents' house. The car show is a national event, so the hotel prices close to there are ridiculous. So I basically started from the car show site and moved south until the room rates dropped. And that landed us in Hagerstown.

We arrived at our hotel, and as soon as we walked in, I thought it looked nicer than a hotel should for the low price we were paying. And apparently, Biscuit did, too.

"Wow, Mom," he said. "This is a really nice place."

We got checked in and headed up to our room. And as soon as we walked in, I realized that Biscuit has absorbed WAY too much HGTV. 

I enjoy watching the shows where an agent shows the couple several houses and they have to choose which one they want. They air several shows with that theme - some about regular houses, some about beach houses and some about log cabins. 

Biscuit is usually playing when it's on, so I figured he was ignoring it. But I was wrong.

We walked into our room at the hotel, and he looked around. And then his commentary started.

"Mom, you did a really good job picking this place," he said. "Just look at it. It's a really nice space."

He started walking around the room.

"We have two beds, and they have all the covers," he said, motioning toward the bed. "And look over here, there are drawers and a nice TV."

The room had a long furniture unit that was a TV stand on one end with drawers under it, a dressing area with a mirror above it in the middle. It also had drawers under it. Then on the end of the unit in the corner, there was a tall closet with double doors.

"And check this out, Mom," he said as he opened the closet doors. "There's plenty of closet space."

Then he walked over to the window and pulled back the curtain.

"And Mom, there's a great view," he said, waving his hand in front of the window.

We were literally looking at the back side of a chain restaurant and its parking lot.

The view.

"Oh, and look. We have one of these," he said, pointing to the suitcase rack. "I'm not sure what it is, but it looks nice."

"The bathroom has a green wall," he said. "It's a really nice color."

Biscuit must have used up all of his HGTV terminology at the first hotel because by the time we got to the one near Lake George and Fort William Henry, he didn't have much to say.

It had Adirondack-style furniture, which I thought was fun, especially since we were in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains.

Biscuit definitely pays attention to his surroundings. And it's a reminder to me to make sure what's playing in the background is Biscuit-appropriate.

And I have to say that if nothing else, it was nice to hear that I had done a good job on our vacation spaces.

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