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    Picture this: A life less ordinary

    Whew! I experienced such a whirlwind of a weekend and flurry of info at the Lifesavers Conference, in enjoyable and spectacular ways.

    Much of the "spectacular" can be attributed to the grand accommodations and the seemingly endless fine dining — both such a contrast to my ordinary days and ways.

    As I've yet to wrap my head around all the info I plan to share with you from the conference, today I'm sharing glimpses of what I had the privilege of sampling, courtesy of the Toyota Collaborative Safety Research Center:

    The Brown Palace Hotel

    Stay tuned: Food for thought soon to come. I promise!

    Today's question:

    What do you love most about staying in a hotel?

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    Reader Comments (13)

    Just past 7 am here and now I'm craving chocolate (did you have to post a mousse pic?!) ...if I give in I'm holding you responsible. lol. Very glad to hear that you had a spectacular time, both in/out of meetings.

    I love three things about hotels...housekeeping, room service, and (relative) peace and quiet from non-stop phone calls. Admittedly, I was also fascinated by a t.v. in the bathroom mirror during a ladies weekend last fall.

    April 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNonnieKelly

    Oh what fun! I can't wait to hear more! I love staying in a nice hotel. Room service is my very favorite part. Second favorite is not making the bed and having fresh towels each day.

    April 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTerri Sonoda

    So glad you got to relax and have fun! For me the best part of staying at a hotel (and this does NOT happen often) is a king size bed!! AND as much as a love my cats -- and you know I do -- not having Twursula get in my face at 5 AM to get up and feed her is bliss!

    April 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGrandma Kc

    Like your other readers, I love having someone else do the bed-making, towel furnishing, etc.

    April 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAnn

    What lovely accommodations! It's always a treat to have your meals cooked for you, and your room freshened up!! Looks like a wonderful place.

    April 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRenee Spindle

    Husband and I have always kept TV out of the bedroom. We've also worked to make it a sanctuary, more than a bedroom a retreat. So what I like about staying in a hotel is: 1) clean crisp sheets that I didn't wash, dry or put on. 2) a room with a bed and a coffee maker 3) a big screen TV that I can watch without guilt in a bed that's too big for the room with clean crisp sheets 4) a phone by the bed that I'm in too early and watching crummy TV from, that I use to send me food that I wouldn't normally eat (because its not healthy--ice cream sundae for example) and don't have to wash the dishes.
    In short I love the slightly different lazy behavior. Even a night away can feel like a vacation.

    April 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBeth

    For me the best part about staying in a hotel is being able to put the AC on the coldest setting 24/7 and not worry about the electric bill!! Oh my and Oh Yeah!!! BB2U

    April 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBohemian Babushka

    Looks amazing. I am really looking forward to hearing what you say. We just had a car accident here and the safety features in the car were key. I need to buy a new car now so I will be all ears to your thoughts, Lisa. L.

    April 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGrown and Flown

    Look forward to reading more about the conference.

    I love staying in hotels no cooking, no cleaning, lovely fresh sheets on the bed, Towels changed every day, sometimes a chocolate on the pillow. Lazing in bed watching TV, the lovely smelling soaps & body lotions. The wonderful breakfasts that are served. My favourite hotel was the Crowne Plaza in Christchurch, unfortunately it had to be demolished because of the earthquakes.

    What do you like best about staying in a hotel Lisa?

    April 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSally Kabak

    Thank you for the comments, everyone! I'm surprised no one mentioned my favorite: taking as long of a shower as you want, without running out of hot water! :-D

    April 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLisa @ Grandma's Briefs

    I was seriously envious of all the tweets and pics flying out of Denver! Glad you had fun!

    April 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBeth Zimmerman

    I'm going with the majority--I love that someone is cleaning up after me!

    April 19, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterkelley

    The Brown Palace! My husband is treating me to a night there for my upcoming 60th birthday! I can't wait to go.

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