Sunday, March 8, 2009
Chapter 1, Part 7 - The Drive Down
When Mom and Dad drive to Florida, they always stop at one of those highway rest areas to pick up some green discount hotel coupon books that are stacked outside the restroom doors. These coupons promise you a night at the Blank Inn (fill in the blank – Days, Comfort, Fairfield, or Knights) for only $39.95 ($5 more for the first floor, $10 more on weekends). The catch with these coupons is that you cannot make reservations ahead of time. These are for rooms that are to be filled ‘day of’ only. Mom and Dad often waste an hour or more of travel time going from hotel to hotel in one of the aforementioned towns before finding one that will accept this coupon.