I feel like every time I come over to Crescent City I write the same blog post.
You know, appreciate my family, wish I was home, like driving by myself, love my wife, want to hug my kids, blah blah blah.
So let's try something different.
When you are away from home and by yourself:
What's on the radio on the road? I've gone through stages for sure. NPR, scanning for local stations, my own iPod music etc. But for the last couple of years it's been audiobooks and nothing else. I belong to audible.com now and get a new book every month for $15. I have a bumper sticker that says, "Shhhh, I'm listening to a book."
What kind of crap do you eat? Do you go to a restaurant? My love has no trouble at all spending the evening by herself at a busy restaurant. I'm not made that way. I usually buy some frozen garbage I can nuke in the hotel microwave that will make my tummy ache for the rest of the night.
What kind of TV do you watch? Channel 45 for me here, which is, surprise, the golf channel. I usually just put it on and forget about it. Take the silence out of the room.
Keep drapes open or closed? I'm always on the 2nd or 3rd floor so I usually just leave them open. When my love and I are out, we close the heavy drapes so we can sleep until fifteen minutes before checkout.
Enjoy the Continental Breakfast? They suck. I can't stand them. There's no meat, save maybe a hard-boiled egg. I almost always will skip this little fake feature of so many hotels and inns these days. I'm not a big breakfast guy anyway, so I'm usually just fine with a mocha from Starbucks or some such.
We all have our own little travel habits and preferences.
What are yours?
Posted by Casey Freeland at 22:41