Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Motel Breakfast Offerings

What do you expect, in the way of a a complimentary breakfast, when you are traveling?

You can set your expectations too high or too low. Either of these extremes is NOT good.

Some motels only offer a basic "Continental Breakfast" of coffee, tea, cereals, milk, juice, fruit and sweet breads.

Other places will offer some type of hot breakfast. This may include some type of egg (boiled, scrambled, cooked to order), one or more breakfast meats, waffles or pancakes, hot and cold cereals, juice, fruit, milk, coffee, sweet breads, bagels, toast. Maybe even sausage gravy and biscuits.

In my experience, most will offer something somewhere in between these two.

You can not expect every motel to offer every possible breakfast option out there.

If you are on a special medical, religious or other diet, you can not, in all fairness, expect a complimentary breakfast to cater to your diet.

You can not live in the southwest where Huevos Rancheros are a common place item on full service restaurant menus, to be served on a complimentary breakfast bar.

Is it truly fair to expect a mid-range motel, without a restaurant in it, to serve biscuits, gravy, two or more breakfast meats, eggs to order, waffles and pancakes, english muffins in two or more flavors, bagels in six flavors, salsa, hot sauce, and on and on?

If have specialized needs and or tastes, when making your travel plans, please, research the motels you will be staying at. Before making a reservation, call the motel and ask what is served on the breakfast menu, including what condiments are available.

With this information in hand, you can better prepare for your special needs and/or wants for breakfast. We all have them and it is just plain impossible for a motel's complimentary breakfast to accommodate every person's "perfect breakfast wish".

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Last 2008 Update on my Brother

Well, unless something drastic or miraculous occurs!

When I went to Pau Wau I stopped at Mama & Don's both ways. Don is getting around for short distances fairly well. You can see the pain on his face at times though.

I was very surprised to see his right leg bowed out so badly. It is apparently because the hospital in Atlanta had him placing weight on it much, much too soon after the surgery.

He is still going to therapy several times a week. Sometimes we will be talking and he tells me the therapist was either hard or easy on him. LOL

The doctor recently verified that he will bee 100% disabled for the rest of his life.

Don was pretty good artist at one time and he is thinking about making greetings cards.

A lady at church that is also disabled but able to drive is taking Don to his appointments so Mama does not have to take days off work anymore. Many thanks to Laurie for doing this.

Expecting A New GrandBaby!

I will have a new granddaughter in April. She's due the ninth but I'll bet my bottom dollar my Mom is praying for her to be born on the twelfth--Mom's birthday!

As with all births there is some apprehension along with all the excitement! All babies are welcome, but G. had complications during the pregnancy and birthing of her last child--a beautiful boy.

G. is in an expedited nursing program and will be graduating in April about two weeks after the babies birth. She'll be a bit strapped for about four weeks but she is conservative with her money and a good pre-planner.

Actually, she pushes herself much too hard sometimes.

Right now G. has a cold that has turned into an ear infection and is spending her Christmas break trying to rest and recover.