My hotel room fridge hath arrived

Maybe only people who are total slaves to their morning coffee will get this, but I will try to explain it anyhow. I need MY coffee in the morning, the way *I* like it, or the day is just ruined. So, whenever I am staying in a hotel, I bring MY coffee and extra sugar (yes, a concession to white food), and then I have to have REAL milk – yes another concession to white food. It does not have to be whole milk. It can be 2%. However, I cannot do powdered stuff or half and half or "international delights" or any of that other stuff. Anythng less that actual milk from a bottle constitutes ruination of my day.

This means that when I am in a hotel, I need a way of keeping my milk cold. The logical choice is a refrigerator in the room. This is the preferred Plan A. Sometimes they charge extra for this, sometimes not.

Plan B is to bring my rolling cooler and make use of the ice machine on the floor. If I am not flying, that means I am driving, so the rolling cooler automatically goes in the back of the RAV as a contingency measure.

Plan C is for when I flew and therefore did not get to throw my rolling cooler in the back of the car – I use the ice bucket in the room and get a really small milk. Plan C is a HUGE PITA.

Obviously, this time, Plan A is in effect. So now I get to leave the cooler in the back of the car and take a walk over to Walgreens’s for a bottle of cold, delicious 2%, thereby avoiding daily ruination – w00t!

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Yes, I’m still watching videos on CityWalk

Some of my intrepid readers know, but an equal or greater number do not know that my first college degree was in music performance and that I have a HUGE passion for pop music. Love discovering new acts and I keep fairly close tabs on the indie scene. So sitting here on CityWalk with a drink in my hand and a steady stream of tunes is actually my idea of fun :)

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My dinner, from Pastamore on CityWalk

Tuscan ham sandwich and "Roman Tea" – twist on the infamous Long Island Iced Tea. I think it’s gonna kick my butt….. Tunes and videos blasting from the big screen with music acts that are definitely kicking butt! I am in a certain kind of heaven here. Yeah. :)
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This would be a good place to sit and listen to tunes

There’s a big screen blaring videos across the way and lots of tables. Right now there are a bunch of business people doing a spontaneous hokey pokey nearby trying to compete on the decibel level… Yeah, this place is probably a bit wild at night!

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Pool at the Four Points near Universal Orlando

Off Disney property, the Orlando area can feel urban and congested (ok, that’s relative, as anyone who’s ever driven on Deer Park Avenue on a saturday morning can attest!). it’s nice when a hotel creats a little oasis like this; it’s an escape right in the middle of it all.

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The view to the left



The view to the left, originally uploaded by Erin aka Tink*~*~*.

That’s Wet n Wild down there – not a park I’d go to at this stage of my life unless the nieces were desperate to experience it. But it looks like there’s a lovely setting for those hotels across the lake.

Sorry if you can see the dirt on the windows; they don’t open up this high (as well they shouldn’t!)

i think I will head over and knock around CityWalk for a bit, figure out what I want for dinner, and come back here for some homework.

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Off to see the Wizard…ing World Of Harry Potter

Meeting family in Orlando for a few days; will send pics.

On the agenda: drop in on the Flower & Garde Festival at EPCOT, Universal parks and maybe a non-Orlano surprise side trip.

See Ya Real Soon!

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