Thursday, April 24, 2014

Warm Weather Welcome

I landed at Orlando airport around 6 pm Wednesday. United gold status finally came through with an upgrade so it was a comfortable if short flight. As soon as I stepped off the plane I could feel the Florida warmth and it was a welcome feeling. Weather at home is starting to get nicer but I really think I was meant for tropical climates.

I went to dinner with a group of 6 colleagues at the nearby Ming Court restaurant. It was about a 3/4 mile walk each way to the restaurant. The walkway along international drive is lined with flowers in bloom creating invisible clouds of fragrance along the way. I was glad we chose to walk the mile and a half round trip to the restaurant. It helped me justify the rum drink I enjoyed at dinner.

The Rosen hotel is improved a little since I was last here. There are flat screen TVs and free wifi in the rooms. Its main advantage is its proximity to the convention center. That, and the fact that a large contingent of McDonalds folks stay here so there's always plenty of company in the lobby bar.

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