Here There and Everywhere

Expat wanderer

Tuesday, Wyoming and Montana Skylines

On the road by seven this morning, feeling energetic and optimistic, for the best day of driving yet. Even the smaller state road is fast, most stretches being 75 mph or more, all the way from Hot Springs to Rapid City, and then on through Wyoming into Montana.

The passing scenery is spectacular; the weather is mostly clear and sunny, with a few dramatic exceptions coming through Montana.

At the end of a long day, we spot a Marriott Suites, with a pool, and wireless internet, Wooo HOO. Then, the helpful desk clerk tells us about the free breakfasts and free ‘light’ dinners, which tonight was tacos and salad bar, for which we have a weakness. We can swim, we can eat, we can use the internet, and we don’t even have to leave the hotel.

In their little market, I searched for some microwave popcorn, but couldn’t find any. Maybe they were just out, so I asked at the desk and she reached under the counter, handed me a package of popcorn and said it was free.

It doesn’t take much to make me happy. Life is sweet!

September 1, 2010 - Posted by | Adventure, Exercise, ExPat Life, Living Conditions, Travel, Weather


  1. looool as my father would say: “that’s the Marriott way”. it sounds like a great evening!

    Comment by adiamondinsunlight | September 1, 2010 | Reply

  2. We totally agree with your Big Daddy Diamond, Little Diamond 🙂 We were always so impressed with the Marriott in Doha; they excelled in customer service, not the unctuous servility of the Ritz, but the straight forward sort of service that it takes a lot of training to pull off. We are finding much the same in the US – that the Marriott standards across the board are consistently high, and the training is taken seriously.

    Having said all that, I totally love the Ritz-Carleton in Doha. 🙂

    Comment by intlxpatr | September 1, 2010 | Reply

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