Monday, August 01, 2022

Hotel Life

Last week I accompanied Chuck on a business trip. Don't get too excited. We stayed near the Cincinnati airport, which is actually in Kentucky! 
Sadly the hotel didn't have breakfast included. After looking at the restaurant menu I decided I would eat in the room. The prices were outrageous, which is to expected. This was my breakfast of champions!

I enjoyed a beautiful view! Ha! 

The room had a very nice desk. I took along all of the school books and was able to get most of this years school planned. Yes!

While I was working on school was able to watch HGTV and Hallmark. Christmas in July! Who doesn't enjoy the Christmas movies. 

The room was nice until you got into the shower. It was super creaky!! You would climb in and everything was fine. As soon as you would move it was creak, creak, creak. I asked Chuck if he noticed anything about the shower and he immediately said, "The creak." Yes! I told him I feared I would end up the room blow us! Seriously, I didn't think that would truly happen, but it did give us a good laugh. 

There was a nice town not about 15 minutes from the hotel. The first day we ran there for a fast food lunch. An hour wasn't enough time and we were in a rush so Chuck wouldn't be late for class. We ended up hitting a grocery store and had lunch in the hotel the rest of the week.

That is except for one day when I ventured off by myself.  While blogging I have interacted with some ladies that have become friends. I was finally able to meet one of those ladies.

Meet Kathy! She no longer blogs, but we have been able to keep up on Facebook. She is just lovely! She has a cute southern accent and we hit it off like we had known each other forever. We talked and talked for about 2 1/2 hours and could have chatted longer. She's super sweet and it was great to connect with a kindred spirit! The highlight of my trip. *smile*

Hotel life meant we dined out every evening. I know to a homemaker that can sound like heaven. Honestly, I was sick of eating out by the time we left. We tried to hit local places. 

This restaurant had the best cheese fries we have ever had. You know so many places put cheese on top and the fries on the bottom are just fries. This place had cheese all through the bowl and big chunks of fresh bacon. Yum!

While we were at the hotel Megan was 40 minutes away living her best life. This is one of the views she enjoyed for the week.

She stayed with a cousin and had the best time fishing and roaming the countryside. She even brought some of the fish she caught home.  Thankfully they were already cleaned! We invited my parents over for dinner and enjoyed a fish fry.

It was a wonderful week. Chuck and I had to reconnect and Megan was able to make life long memories. As great as it was to get away, there is no place like home!


  1. Love Raffertys! Their chicken salad is amazing!

  2. As you wrote, as much as every homemaker loves to eat out, there's no food like home cooked food!
    I'm glad you had time to take care of all the school business and meet a fellow blogger and that Megan could cought lots of fish and make life long wonderful memories, that will stay with her for the rest of her life

  3. I'm so glad that you and Chuck had such a great time, and that Megan enjoyed herself, too! I'm also really happy to see you posting again; I miss reading about your adventures!
    Jackie in CA

  4. Hello! What a fun week! Good for you and your hubby! I need to start my school planning soon! As in today!!!

  5. It was good to see you here posting again. It sounds fun to meet a blogger friend there too. I have never eaten cheese fries before, most everybody I know has, but I just never tried them. Tonight they sound really good to me. It sounds like you got a lot done with your school planning. Meghan is excellent at fishing..

  6. It was SO lovely to meet you!! I can't tell you how much I enjoyed our time together. I felt like I was catching up with an old friend! I hope we can stay in touch and hopefully meet in person again. You inspire me!!

  7. PS: The cheese fries at Rafferty's are Jonathan's absolute favorites! He gets them every time we eat there

  8. Wendi, I never ever get tired of reading your blog. I am so glad that you keep it going! I have so enjoyed your family through the years. Blessings to you sweet friend. ♥


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