Sunday, October 07, 2007

The Vacation Curse strikes again.

So after months of dreaming about our vacation – and 9.5 hours of driving - we arrive at our RCI resort. It was supposed to be a one bedroom Jacuzzi tub room with a full kitchen. It did indeed have a full kitchen. It did not however have a BED! There was a sleeper sofa. I promptly called the reservation people and was told that someone would call us back within 2 hours to resolve this issue. So we went to dinner. During dinner – ring, ring, ring- it’s the RCI people. It’s essentially they can get us a room 42 miles away or we can sleep on the sofa. So I got a phone book and we went to bed and breakfast. Sadly, they only had a cottage available so we were forced to accept a two bedroom cottage on the river with a firepit and dock at the price of $99 a night. It was a sacrifice but we forced ourselves to settle ; ) In the meantime, RCI will be refunding our money, I plan on spending a weekend this winter when I’m bored filing complaints, and we won’t be staying at an RCI again. (Because they screwed us last vacation.) The good news is we are always happy to get home to our own bed.

There has been some fun had so far and SOAR starts tomorrow. Yay! Pictures in a week or so. TAO got a great shoe score. I didn’t get the pair I wanted because – as usual – they didn’t have my size. Sigh.

Oh, and TAO is warming up to the idea of my getting a traveling spinning bunny.


ChelleC said...

Have a delightful time at SOARs. I can't wait to hear about it.

Jennifer said...

You are kidding! There was NO bed? That is just ridiculous.

On a positive note, have a great time at SOAR!

Shelly in Omaha said...

Well it sounds like you got a better deal in the long run. You know.. everything happens for a reason. Have a wonderful time a SOARS!

ChelleC said...

When do you get back? Did you by any chance peek into the brand new copy of Clara Parkes' new book? I can't wait until it comes out. I've preordered it on Amazon but it won't be released until October 16th.

How was SOARS? Details, details.

JessaLu said...

No BED?!?! Ridiculous. I'm glad you were able to find a nice place to stay!