Morning! After fishing my contacts out of their temporary home in hotel room coffee mugs (donâ€™t judge!)â€¦
I got dressed in the same clothes as yesterday â€“ ick! â€“ and headed downstairs to the Staybridge Suites breakfast.
Interesting factoid about Staybridge Suites: Remember when I blogged about the book Nickel and Dimed, which addresses the situation of the working poor in America? Thanks to that book, I learned the reason why chains like Staybridge offer weekly rates in addition to nightly rates is that many families who survive on minimum wage actually end up living in Staybridgesâ€¦ they live paycheck-to-paycheck and canâ€™t afford high security deposits for traditional rentals. After learning that, I have a new understanding of (and appreciation for) Staybridges. They are quite nice inside, and the front desk people are so helpful. Also â€“ stuff like that is why I love to read creative non-fiction. Otherwise, I get stuck in a little bubble of my own life experiences.
Each room in Staybridge has a kitchenette, which I didnâ€™t get to utilize this trip. They also serve up a decent breakfast.
Oatmeal with brown sugar and cinnamon.
And a boiled egg with fruit:
I headed to the airport, dropped off my car, and checked for my missing luggage. No dice! Hereâ€™s to hoping itâ€™s waiting on my doorstep when I return.
And despite a little rain, we took off on timeâ€¦ Finally, a lucky break in my travel schedule.
See you in the Queen City!