The Holiday Inn

They remodeled the Holiday Inn where I lodge while working in Carpinteria.

Marble counter tops, simulated wood flooring, fresh carpet - it's not homey, but I like it.

I'm one of those people who enjoys hotels (until I begin to miss my family). When I'm on the road, I'm focused on the task at hand, whether it's work or vacation. No chores, cooking, dishwashing, laundry, bed making, or answering the door, that is, unless its dinner being served.

On an average business trip, I work about 14 hours a day. Six hours for sleep and the rest is dining or exercise. When I return home from one of these adventures, I usually feel a huge sense of accomplishment.

This afterglow quickly fades once I tackle the pile of bills and the loads of laundry waiting for me. But I do love seeing my family and the cat.

Maybe next time I should bring them to the Holiday Inn with me,

and stay longer.