I don't think I can describe just how nice my room and the extras were . . . but let me try.
|Separate Living room w/ couch, chair and lovely view|
|King size bed with floor to ceiling wrap around windows|
|Bathroom with separate jacuzzi tub and walk in rain shower|
|Patio with river view|
|View of Miami river from my patio|
This pic is of the Centrust building from the club level patio. They offer complimentary food and drinks through out the day - accessible to "club level" guests only. It was wonderful to sit out on the patio, enjoying some spring rolls and other assorted appetizers and a glass of wine. Tonight I decided to venture up to the club lounge to check it out. I am sitting outside on a beautiful patio, overlooking the city.
Beth, at Shut up and Run - HERE , posted today about going crazy while attending a day long conference - eating crappy food and not doing anything. I so agree. It is dangerous attending conferences - buffet breakfasts with sweet rolls, bacon, eggs, etc. Lunch with way too many choices and dessert - really - who needs dessert at lunch!!!. Snacks in the morning and afternoon - cookies, soda, chips and coffee . . . which I drank too much of to stay alert and warm! Why or why do they keep meeting rooms so cold . . . I am never cold . . . but froze in the meeting rooms (as did everyone else). Back to food: Evening receptions, with drinks, shrimp, crab cakes, sliced tenderloin, and too much other stuff to even mention. I go into the conference with a watchful eye on my food intake. While it would be nice to eat - eat - eat . . . I work extra hard to avoid the snacks, eat lightly at breakfast, lunch and dinner, skip desserts (really who needs cheese cake at lunch or 3:00 in the afternoon) and exercise. I got up at 5:30 figuring that I could head outside for a run - but forgot to factor in that the sun didn't rise in Miami until 6:40 - pretty much the same time as Madison. I thought it would rise earlier! So instead of heading out the door before 6, I headed down to the treadmill - got in about 3 miles and then headed outside for another 2.5 mile loop around Brickell Key and the hotel.
Wednesday morning - I ran in the morning and the temperature was 75. Thursday morning - I ran in Madison and the temperature was 22. Quite the difference.
Glad to be home - but I would have liked to stay a couple more days in the hotel and take advantage of the extras ;-)