For the past few weeks I have worked many days in a row, all three front desk shifts, plus checking rooms, plus my normal jobs. Two days I was awake 24+ hours.
I took the weekend OFF!!! LOL.
We came to Tyler, Texas. We were here last summer (Summer Texas trip). We are in a very nice Homewood Suites. The Grand Opening was yesterday. It is brand new, in a quiet part of town, but just minutes from everything.
Our room has a ceiling fan, full refrigerator, and a dishwasher. I am never leaving.
Not to impugn our hotel in any way, but this is swanky. I work in a hotel, I never get to visit any!
I feel I am being mocked.
We left Friday afternoon:
With minimal arguing, we stopped in Shreveport for lunch.
Right now I should warn you that my low-carb way of life is on the back burner this weekend.
We went to Arby's, I got the Traditional Gyro, no fries. 55 carbs, y'all. I ate every crumb.
When Scott decided to stop driving on the side of the road, and at almost the speed limit, we made it to Tyler.
We got checked in...
I went straight to the potty and tried to turn on the bathroom light. I flicked on and off, and nothing. I tried the one by the sink, nothing.
I said well hell, our room is defective. I grab my key to go downstairs, and see RIGHT by the front door.....MASTER SWITCH.
I also wanted to keep these, but delete them off of my phone. :)
After unpacking and walking the property, we went on a food search.
Jucy's Hamburgers it was.
Shut up, I ate a whole 1/4 pound.
Scott however, got the biggest one they had AND fries.
When we left, I said "let's go down this road and see where it goes".
This NEVER turns out well.
We drove for a bit, I love to just ride and look. We didn't see anything from our previous trip that was recognizable, so Scott said "let's turn around". And then....
A prison. If you knew how hilarious and dramatic Scott can be, this was LOL.
"Oh HELL NO, that's a guard tower, LET'S GO!!"
Not half a mile away, I said "oh look, there's an Islamic symbol. Oh hey! It's a Muslim temple!"
SCREEEEECH!!!! He did a u-turn right there and headed back the other way, only to find a guy digging in a donation bin with his bicycle in tow. Simultaneously we yelled, "DEEBO!"
We made it to a grocery store, alive, got beverages, and went back to the hotel.
GUESS WHAT WAS ON!!!!!
Scott said a dirty word.
I cheered and clapped.
I messaged Rebecca and she said "Good Lord, that is always on when you stay at a hotel! Do you plan your trip around it!"
So for the rest of the night, I sat at the desk, pretty much doing this, watching LOTR, and catching up on my other shows.
Scott did this:
Tomorrow isn't going to be much different.
I can pretty much sleep anywhere under any circumstance. I never sleep well in hotel rooms.
I tossed and turned all night, got up and down, turned on the a/c, turned off the a/c, read, Facebook scrolled....finally at 9am I got up for good.
I took my medicine and started watching Titanic documentaries. Scott rolled outta bed after 10, even thought I woke him before breakfast ended, and then said he was hungry.
We went back to What About Kabobs.
For four hours we just drove around, shopped, and killed time. I got some good stuff in Gordman's, it was going out of business. Scott bought a watch, I OF COURSE found a flamingo, a Dallas Stars shirt, and Scott bought two paid of pants that make him look like Brock Lesnar.
After the successful 5 and Under plunder and hitting a good Lane Bryant sale, I didn't even NEED to go in TJ Maxx or Burlington!
Now we're back at the hotel lounging until it's time for dinner.
Scott did his thing, I Snapchatted and watched Chicago Fire
We have been to The Jalapeno Tree before, and it was just as good this time.
My personal highlight?
Scott got a Puffed Taco as an appetizer.
LOL! He kept eyeballing it, "What IS it??!!"
"Where's the meat? THERE IS NO MEAT!!!"
If you ever go, order the John Wayne:
I know you're sad that you missed his Brock Lesnar impressions.
I won the night with ANOTHER LOTR movie!!!
Saw this on the way back to the hotel.
I named him Francisco.
We slept in both mornings, so I have no idea what the hotel had for breakfast.
We packed it all up and headed home after a quick stop for lunch in Shreveport.
I napped in the car on the way home.
I napped on my couch. (While ANOTHER LOTR movie played!)
I napped in the bed.
I went to buy groceries, came home, and GUESS WHAT! I went to sleep.
The weekend was a success!
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