Dealing with the Headaches

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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Oh, the travel headaches just don’t seem to end! πŸ˜•

When Mal and I returned to our hotel room after dinner last night, we discovered some nastiness in our bathroom sink, which probably came up from the drain pipes. Gross! (Yucky photo below).Β So, we called the front desk to complain and we were told someone would come to our room to check it out and clean it up. More than a hour passed and still no one visited our room, so we called again to complain. Around midnight, we were finally moved to a new room.


Then, after getting to bed pretty late last night, we woke up, bright and early, to the sounds of construction right outside our window.


Grrrrr! πŸ‘Ώ


This morning, I also discovered that the wireless internet in our new room doesn’t work. For an already disgruntled blogger, this was especially annoying.


So, now I’m blogging in the hotel lobby. Oh, the fun never ends with this trip!

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My day started to turn around when Mal and I stopped by The Human Bean for a couple of iced soy lattes (with chocolate-covered espresso beans). Totally delicious. πŸ˜€


After just a couple of sips of iced latte, I was happy.

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I was even happier after eating one of Grandma’s cookies! πŸ˜‰


When we arrived at Grandma’s house this morning, my father-in-law was already cooking-up a hearty breakfast for us.

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We had scrambled eggs.


Hash browns.


Toast and whole wheat English muffins.


It was quite a breakfast feast!

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I started with small servings of everything.


And then went back for a second half of English muffin and more eggs.

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Check out this old school spoon from the US Navy. Mal’s grandpa swiped it from the mess hall back in WW II.



I finished off breakfast with a couple of Grandma’s sugar cookies. I told ya I’d give some of her other flavors a try today! πŸ˜‰


Mal and I are off to explore Ashland this afternoon. We’ve heard great things about it.

See ya! 😎



  1. I am glad grandpas breakfast made up for your bad hotel experiences!
    I like how you tried more of grandmas cookies now you only have the walnut one to try! Perhaps tomorrow?! Ha

  2. I’m sorry that hotel is such a pain- you should complain and see if you can get some perks or money back. I’m usually not that type but I have noticed lately it really gets you a lot haha. Glad you are eating delicious cookies and drinking yummy coffee though!

  3. Ughhhhh I hope that’s the last of the travel frustrations! That spoon is so cool – the history nerd in me is pretty jealous of it, actually πŸ™‚

  4. Hey, I have matching forks to those U.S.N. spoons!! My father-in-law (he was in the Navy) got them when a ship was decommissioned (naval shipyards in Norfolk, VA) and I inherited them when my mom-in-law got tired of storing them!! Course they don’t match any of my silverware but I love them.

  5. I am NOT liking this “hotel”. Did you book it through expedia or something like that? Alot of times it’s cause there is construction or something going on if you get a good deal…trust me it happened to me. You need to seriously talk to a manager and hopefully you can get at least get a free breakfast or slippers or something

  6. Wow! I actually had the sink issue and construction issue happen at the Sheraton in Key West a few years ago (it was after one of the hurricanes went through). I am so sorry that happened to you! And I had to go to a coffee bar to get on the internet. Oh, fun times πŸ˜‰ Hope the rest of your trip is fantastic πŸ™‚

  7. Ashland is just gorgeous — i loove the co-op grocery and the Oregon Shakepeare Theatre. My hubby was an actor in their ensemble for 9 months. I also loved the landscaping of many of the homes there. They use many familiar herbs as part of their front yard shrubbery, including lavender and rosemary — thats my kind of town! They have a great sushi place – cant remember what its called, but OMG – its amazing and super affordable.!

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