Disney Roller Coasters, New Hotel Pet Peeve, The Great Hotel Toilet Incident & More

And just like that, BOOM!, it’s the weekend! Hooray! Here’s a quick recap of the posts we wrote this week:

This week Joe wrote about:

And Sharon wrote about:

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My Unusual Toilet Encounter At The Epicurean Hotel

As Joe said in his post earlier today, we enjoyed our short stay at the Epicurean Hotel. However during our visit, I think I discovered one of THE most poorly designed bathrooms in the state.

We were hanging out on one of their 2nd floor terraces when nature started calling, so I walked to the elevator and up to the 4th floor. Since there was a bar (“Edge”) there, I figured there would therefore would be facilities, as well. And I was right – there was a mens’ room and a ladies’ room right off the elevator.

I opened the door to the ladies’ room and the room was dark but as I stepped in to look for the light switch, the light suddenly went on automatically. I was then able to see that the “regular” light switch had been replaced with something different, so I surmised that in an attempt to save money on electricity when no one was actually in the bathroom be green, the light was controlled by a motion sensor. Interesting. Continue reading “My Unusual Toilet Encounter At The Epicurean Hotel”

Why You Should Diversify Your Points & Miles, The TSA’s Recommendations for Traveling During the Holiday + More!

Happy Saturday-before-Christmas, friends! If you need a break from last-minute holiday happenings, here’s a quick recap of the posts we wrote this week:

This week Joe wrote about:
•    How planning for intra-Europe flights was an OCD nightmare come true.
•    What to do if you get sick while at Universal Orlando.
•    When we stayed up the road from an active volcano.
•    The bonus points system Hilton Hotels will have in early 2018.
•    Why you need to diversify your miles and points portfolio.

Sharon wrote about:
•    Google Maps’ latest enhancement, a public toilet indicator app.
•    An airline doing good in a time of travel tragedy.
•    The new water park that’s coming to Central Florida.
•    The TSA’s recommendations for flying during the holidays – and it’s FUNNY!
•    Her report on Bagrider: the carry-on bag that doubles as a baby stroller.

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Google Maps’ Latest Is Perfect For Tourists: A Public Toilet Indicator App

Both Joe and I browse the internet to find stuff we like, either that we can write about, or include on our weekly post of what others have posted. But sometimes Joe will see something and say, “Sharon, this has your name written all over it.” Such was the case when he recently read about the toilet finder that Google Maps had developed. Geesh, you write one post about the weird toilets in Chicago (OK, and you also still laugh at poop and fart jokes even though you’re old enough to have voted for Mondale…cuz deep down inside, I’m really an 8y/o boy) and you have a reputation for forever! 😉

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What’s Up With O’Hare Airport & Its Public Toilets?

Joe and I went to Chicago to visit a friend in the mid-1990s and when I stopped at the ladies’ room after we landed at O’Hare International Aiport, I was surprised to see the oddest looking toilet I had ever seen in the U.S. The toilet itself was pretty typical but the seat had a plastic wrapper on it. The sign in the stall said to press the button and the plastic would be replaced for my hygienic safety, or some such. When we went back to Chicago this summer, these weird toilets were still there, still freshly wrapping the seat in plastic for your butt.

My question this summer was exactly the same as it was circa 1995…
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