Saturday, January 1, 2011

Pre-Cruise Hotel Hopping

It wasn't easy finding reasonably priced hotel rooms in this part of Florida around New Year's. Cruise season is in swing and the
Orange Bowl takes place the day after tomorrow.

Last night we stayed at the Miami Airport Embassy Suites. This morning the breakfast buffet was an absolute zoo. Every room must have been filled, and many with families. It's a decent property and we'd happily return, but hopefully at a quieter time.

Today we picked up a cheap rental car and drove to Sunrise, Florida,where we're staying at the somewhat newer and nicer Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza at Sawgrass Mills. We're planning to pick up some mega-points through an Intercontinental Hotels promotion, and this stay will place us one step closer to that objective.

Tom and family are picking up Haley's college friend, who will be joining us on the cruise. Tonight we're scheduled to dine at Casa d'Angelo, so we're skipping lunch in preparation.

Tomorrow we board HAL's Eurodam and blogging, as they say, will be light for awhile, probably confined to the odd untitled text message from our wireless.

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