Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Travelers, Through and Through

Lithus and I spend a lot of time in hotels. A LOT of time. Does anyone else remember the 12 month period of time where we spent more than 40 weeks on the road?

We learned a while back that he really needs a home base. Being on the road is fine. Truthfully, it's preferable. We get antsy if we're home for too long. But we still need a home base if we're going to live the way we do.

One of the best parts of NOLA is that there is no shortage of places to go out at night. Live music. Bars. Restaurants. Lounges.It really is a good place to be a grown up, who doesn't want to go to college bars or meat markets, but does want to enjoy an evening out.

And yet...

I am amazed at how often Lithus and I find ourselves in hotel bars. Hotel lounges. Hotel restaurants. "Our" bar ~ the Sazerac at the Roosevelt Hotel. "Our" brunch place ~ the Ritz Carlton. Favorite pizza for delivery ~ the Hyatt. Best place for tea ~ the Windsor Court. Best afternoon sweet ~ also the Roosevelt, but Teddy's this time. Hair salon ~ the Marriott. Tomorrow night for New Year's Eve ~ the Westin. Even our some of our favorite art in the entire artistic city is at the train station. Not a hotel, but in keeping with the travel theme.

We need a home base. We do. Yet even when we're here, we regularly find ourselves in our comfort zone ~ walking through the hotel lobby, on the way to have a seat and enjoy an evening out.

Those are Pobble Thoughts. That and a buck fifty will get you coffee.