I have to be in good ole' San Antone on Thursday for work.
Planning the trip itself was a part time job. From my previous place of employment, I was used to just buying the plane ticket and picking any hotel. Then boom! They'd reimburse me a few weeks later. Here, they pay for it outright if you choose their hotels.
Easy enough for my purse strings, hard on my brain. Because if its not in downtown San Antonio or in the hills of SA; I have no idea what hotel you are talking about. Seriously. I rarely stay in a hotel while in SA, too many friends there, but this time I couldn’t possibly ask to stay at a friends for them to be bothered with my 5 AM wake up call.
I got the wise idea to book a flight to Phoenix at 6 AM the next day.
Meaning, I wanted a hotel close to the airport; if not right at the airport, so I wouldn't have to get up at 4 AM just to catch that flight. Problem?
I am unfamiliar with the SA airport adjacent hotels and the ones I was seeing online looked shady. Maybe the pictures were old. Hopefully the pictures are old.
I kept trying to work with my booking agent with our travel agency and she kept telling me that the hotel I chose is a 4 star hotel; then why does it look like Boogie Nights was filmed there? Well, it's close to the mall, too. And it's just one night; I'll take a powerful shower that morning in Dallas, just in case I need to skip out on one while staying in the hotel.
Why the 6 AM next day flight?
I keep asking myself that over and over. The other bright idea I had was to surprise my mom for mother's day. I have not spent a mother's day with her, in 5 years! Since you cannot fly direct on Southwest Airlines from Dallas to Phoenix and I was going to be in SA; I thought, hey, let's surprise mom.
I could only get the 6 AM because I'd land in Phoenix at 6 and torture my brother by having him up that early in the morning to pick me up.
Oh and that leave at 6 and arrive at 6? Best thing ever: time zone. The flight is 2 hours and the time difference is 2 hours; so it's like you lose no time by being in the air. Gotta love that. Especially at 6 AM.
I have a short week at work and in Dallas. One day in San Antonio for work and some real Mexican food. And one surprising weekend in Phoenix for my mom. Let's just hope my brother doesn't ruin it. He has a why of having 'secrets' slip.