What a long night!
We had everything packed & ready to go by 11:30 last night. We were ready to head out to Orlando for the weekend..all we needed was for Future Headache to come back from Busch Gardens Grad Night. The busses were to roll in between 12:30-12:45 am. Since being instructed NOT to be late picking her up, we left at midnight & parked & waited.
And waited. (1am)
And waited (1:30am).
Slightly before 2am, I had corralled my very awake & super hyper middle-schooler-for-6-more-weeks. She informed us of all the night's events which made driving so late at night easy for me ;) Finally, pulling into our hotel just before 4am, we were checked in, parked, car unpacked and headed to our room. We were excited, as the hotel has a mini-golf course thru the courtyard, basketball hoops, and our room was facing the pool...the kids were excited. All we needed now was to get some sleep.
Well, at least I thought we were.
When we tried to unlock the door to our room, the key worked, but the inside latch was locked. Was someone in that room? Scared that someone might freak out on us, we pulled the door shut & ran back over by the stairs. I called the front desk & they asked me to come back to the lobby. Ugh. If this was a premonition on what the weekend was going to be like, I was not going to be happy.
I drive up there(and yes, left everyone else sitting on the sidewalk with ALL of our stuff) and put on my "Hey, I realize its 4am & I have been in a car since MIDNIGHT, but everyone makes mistakes" smile. Holy cow did it work.
I asked the man if there was anyway to put me in a room in the same building since we had already unloaded & he looks at me like I am insane. He then says....
"Ma'am, I have already made you new keys. We upgraded you to the Tower Suites."
Can you say "Be still my heart???" An upgrade? A free upgrade??
Needless to say, everyone repacked the car & we set off to find a new parking spot & check out our new room. Maybe I will get to touch Davy Jones after all this weekend!