Lodging switcheroo

After the beer run in Overland Park, things got interesting. I originally booked a room at the Hilton Garden Inn in Kansas City, Kansas, figuring I’d try a different location and a different brand. There is a very nice HGI I near Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport I stayed at most of the time in 2005 when I visited the city. It was easy access from US 61 when I was coming back from a Delgado Community College baseball trip, and it was in an area without a lot of traffic.

This time, choosing something other than one of the many Marriott properties i have frequented through the years in Kansas City was a mistake. The hotel fronted the street, and all of the parking was in a garage behind the hotel, which wiould have meant a pain in the butt to get validated each time I wanted to go in and out. Also, I felt a little out of place for another reason, one which I will not mention.

Fortunately for me, it was a little after 2, and I had time to make a swift change. Coincidentally, I took US 169 north across the Missouri River, which brought me right pas the Courtyard Briarcliff. Since I was going to be able to stay only one night, I said not this time, but I”m certain to be back there very soon.

The Courtyard near KCI Airport off Tiffany Springs Parkway became an attractive option. I had complained about it in the past, but since it was for one night, and so close to Buffalo Wild Wings, I figured why not.

I’ve been at Buffalo Wild Wings since 3:30. Pretty quiet, even though the Royals play at 7 and the Steelers-Ravens game kicks off at 7:25. Liz usually doesn’t work Thursday, and although Lisa usually does, she is not here tonight. A lot of faces I didn’t see the past couple of weekends are here, and Brittany Mathenia-Tucker is serving me, which is wonderful.

Since I need only five minutes to drive back to the hotel, I can stay later. But I would like to get up early tomorrow and drive to Overland Park so I can be there when Morse-McCarthy Chevy opens.

About David

Louisiana native living in Kansas. New Orleans born, LSU graduate. I have Asperger’s Syndrome, one toe less than most humans, addictions to The Brady Bunch, Lifetime movies, Bluey, most sports, food and trivia. Big fan of Milwaukee Bucks, Milwaukee Brewers, New Orleans Saints, Montreal Canadiens. Was a big fan of Quebec Nordiques until they moved to Denver. My only celebrity crush is NFL official Sarah Thomas. I strongly dislike LSU fans who think Alabama is its biggest rival, warm weather, steaks cooked more than rare, hot dogs with ketchup, restaurants without online ordering, ranch dressing, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, LeBron James, Michael Jordan, Tom Brady, Alex Ovechkin, Barry Bonds, Putin, his lover in Belarus, North Korean dictators, Venezuelan dictators, all NHL teams in the south (especially the Lightning and Panthers), Brooklyn Nets and Major League Soccer.

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