Thursday, August 31, 2006

Six Heads Are NOT Better Than One, and Other Lessons Learned

1) Six heads are not better than one when it comes to showers. Our first hotel blessed us with a shower that had 6 heads, and several knobs to operate and control the pressure and temperature of the water shooting out of these heads. Three were aligned vertically on one side of the shower wall, and three on the other, and they were arranged in three heights: over the head (or near the head), torso-level, and crotch level. For the life of me I could not figure out which knob controlled which head(s), so I had to get Hubbs to set up the shower for me. While in the shower, I often feared being sprayed in the face by the cross-fires of these respective shower heads, which all met in the middle of the shower. Hubbs enjoyed the multiple sprays because he was tall enough to not have his face and head assaulted by two of the heads, but my height challenge meant that my head was in prime location for both nozzles to attack. Imagine my relief when we arrived at our second hotel to see only one shower head, located far above my head, for my showering pleasure.

2) The Rockies have nice clean crisp air, but it's also very dry air. Packing moisturizer is a good idea.

3) It doesn't matter how cheap the hotel freebie amenities are, I love getting them and find myself quite annoyed when these aren't provided to me on a daily basis during my stay.

4) It's always a good idea to bring your laptop on vacation, in case you need to check your email or you want to blog, and you don't want to pay an exorbitant amount of money to use the hotel computers.

5) It's n
ever a good idea to soak in a jacuzzi tub for more than a couple of hours at a time. It leaves you feeling very parched and dehydrated, not to mention wrinkly.

6) Adding a small amount of bubble bath to a jetted tub is sufficient to produce enough bubbles to replicate that scene from Pretty Woman.

7) When you're at the casino and you've doubled the amount you put into the slot machine, cash out. Otherwise, you won't leave ahead of the game.

8) All's fair when it comes to Ukrainian Rummy.

9) Packing 5 pairs of shoes on a 5 day trip is surprisingly unneccessary. Apparently 3 pairs is enough.

10) Although vacations are nice, it's equally nice to get back to routine and not have to eat out every meal anymore.


Wobbly*Bits said...

I wanna go on a vacation! Sounds lovely. When the weather's nice though, I pretty much need one pair of shoes...flip flops. Yeah, I'm cool.

Mrs. Loquacious said...

Flip flops don't work when you're in the mountains where it gets uber-cold at night, though. I was glad to have bought some closed-toe shoes...more on that tomorrow ;)