It was quite the weekend. Baseball (ugh), then football (yay!), and in the middle of it a disjointed plan to escape for a few days that turned out less than successful. Saturday we drove north to the Poconos with a list of B&Bs and an overnight bag. We located the state park, visited the park office, and drove just a little into the park before deciding we needed to get a place to stay before hiking.
That was about 4 pm. By 8, we had been turned down by nearly two dozen B&Bs and two major hotels, the last of which said nothing within a 35-mile radius was available. By 9, we were finishing dinner in a great restaurant in Jim Thorpe, and by 10:30 I was relaxing in my own bathtub. So much for spontaneity.
Only once before did we get burned and not find a place. We were in Munich coming home from our trip to Italy. We were going to drop off the rental car at the airport and just stay at the hotel there. Good thing we held on to those keys – that car was our bed that night. Some huge convention had hotels full from Munich to the Czech border. We parked in a neighborhood in a place called Friesing and he slept while I shivered.
So beautiful views on the ride through the mountains, but no extended visit. Didn’t matter. We saw a coyote, a gorgeous sky at sunset, towns we’d never been to, pretty water views, you name it. We just didn’t see the inside of any place to stay. Nice except for that part.
I decided to give my website and blog conversion a try on Friday. It’s still not working. I’m not concerned because I can just put the blog back up, though it seems my host had a simple blog attachment tool (VERY hidden – found it only when I went to the help section and read two articles). So now I have to put my site back up manually. But I’m used to technology hating on me. I have a dummy site sitting on a different URL. I’ll just cut and paste. Let’s hope that works. I have a tendency to think technology will cooperate because in my head, it’s easy.
I have an article to pull together today, plus I’m working on a client newsletter and have to gather reports from a number of people, so that will keep me busy. Then more marketing and some book work.
How was your weekend? What are you working on?