Friday, February 1, 2008

The night before

We left for Syracuse about 330pm. The roads were clear and the weather good. Once we crossed the border, we hit a snowstorm. I was freaking out because I could not see a foot in front of me, and people were passing on my left. I don't know how they could see. It took about 1/2 hour to get through the storm and then it was easy sailing the rest of the way. If you are ever heading to the Syracuse airport, get off at the sign that says Syracuse airport, we passed it as husband thought it would say Syracuse International airport, but it does not. We made our way back, and it was only about a 20 minute detour. The kids were occupied with a movie going in the back seats. Thank goodness. We checked into the airport hotel about 700pm, and settled down for what we hoped to be a early night.

It was not an early night for any of us. OK, Maybe more for boy than girl and us, as he got a little more sleep than us. The heating system kept us up all night long. We are use to quiet when we sleep, and this thing was so loud and kept going off and on every 5 minutes. WE could not fall asleep. I don"t think we logged more than an hour of sleep that night, and boy probably logged 2-4 hours at best. It was a terrible night. I don't think I will ever book at the Best Western again. We had this problem last summer when we stayed at a Best Western in Montreal, and the same problem with the air conditioner kept us up all night. WE probably would have been better off to leave our home at 4am and head to the airport, then to be up all night long. We have hopefully learned our lesson for the next time.

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