|This was a business trip just for one night, but it adds to the stats, so here it is.
On the way to the hotel I stopped at the Seminole Hard Rock to make a donation to the tribe. I have a lot of ancestral guilt about how the Native Americans were treated — despite, I think, most of my ancestors not arriving here until the 20th century – so I consider the money I left there to be a charitable contribution.
Yeah … you know, I wonder if I can write it off on taxes …
|5/6/2013-5/7/2013||Priceline||Retail||$ Savings||% Savings|
|Wyndham Westshore (3.5 star)||$76.29
($135.15 base rate)
The hotel itself was a little dated, but had some nice touches. Like dueling M&M dispensers at the front desk (plain on one end and peanut on the other) and a rack of hardcover bestsellers for loan to guests.
Free candy and books goes a long way.
Unfortunately the room was subpar. The bed was memory foam and I think it was remembering a 400-pound previous guest. Deep divots on either side had me trying to sleep in the middle and waking up periodically.
There was also a serious lack of hot water. Took a long time for the shower to heat up and then only at its highest setting – which continued to heat throughout the shower, so had to be continuously adjusted . Frustrating, but only for one night.
|I only had time for one real meal this trip and made it at Jimbo’s Pit BBQ.
I got the combo platter with sliced beef and pork ($10) and a sweet tea (very good).
The pork was a little fatty for my taste, but the beef was lean and tasty. The bottom of my beef pile had been cut from the end of the meat, so it was a little dry, but I like that. The hush puppies were a little undercooked and doughy in the middle. But the beans were delicious – homemade and thick. I like baked beans, but in moderation — I’m not normally one to eat them by the heaping forkful, but these were fantastic.