austin_dern (austin_dern) wrote,
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austin_dern

You're living in a funhouse, baby

Saturday, our last day, we slept through the breakfast buffet again because they insist on breakfast as a morning phenomenon. We had to pack up, and get stuff ready for check-out, although since it's the 21st century actually all the checking-out paperwork was done while we slept and was reported to bunny_hugger in e-mail. All we really needed to do was leave the room despite our fears that we were forgetting something important. (As best we can determine, we didn't.)

We kept our bathing suits and a fresh round of clothes so we could take a last hour, maybe a couple hours, in the water park, and particularly to try the last important thing we hadn't before, the hot tub. As we got in I warned bunny_hugger that we were going to have to cancel all our plans for the rest of our life in order to stay in it. We also went past the hanging plastic sheets to the outdoor portion. I've never been in an outdoor hot tub during the winter --- even if it was above freezing --- and always had thought the prospect mad. Now, though, I do understand the appeal and how it's not perfectly crazy to be in the hot tub while it's cold out, although getting out of the water into the cold air is, of course, utterly mad. Even going back inside, where it was 82 degrees, and daring that air was done only with reluctance and with the awareness that if we didn't get moving we might never actually leave. We couldn't figure a way to stay in the hot tub for quite the rest of our lives, as the place closes at 10 pm nightly, but if we come across one we'll try it.

So, and after some last sliding and Rendezvous Run trips, we changed in the showers and, as dry as we could get, left to find something to eat. Sandusky's fast food district was in full flower at this hour of the day and we stopped in at Burger King for veggie burgers and the discovery that they had cheesey tots as a breakfast item now, which is better than having them only as a memory. They've also got a new attempt at coffee, which is by bunny_hugger's report better than their current new attempt at french fries, according to my trying of them.

We didn't set off for home, though, not directly.

Trivia: On 31 March 1896 Hollerith signed a ten-year agreement with the Library Bureau, an offshoot of the American Library Association, to use his patents for tabulating machines in England, Germany, France, and Italy; he also made an agreement for domestic Library Bureau use, the details of which are not clear. Source: Herman Hollerith: Forgotten Giant of Information Processing, Geoffrey D Austrian.

Currently Reading: A History Of Venice, John Julius Norwich.

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