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I have never used Priceline before. Actually that is not true. I once bid for a flight one time, and my offer wasn’t accepted. But this time I was looking to book a hotel. I saw a Priceline comercial on TV this afternoon with William Shatner getting a lower price for a hotel. So I thought I would take a look. My wife and were looking to book a hotel room for our anniversary. We were thinking of something with a view of Niagara Falls, and that had a hot tub. My wife had looked at a few places, and we were seeing prices where the frist day was $500-$600, and the second day would be around $150-$200.
So I went to Priceline and tried the bid feature. But it didn’t seem to give me an option of what features I wanted in a room. So then I went to the non-bid part. I am not sure how I found it, but I found that the Marriott Niagara Fallsview Hotel & Spa had a room for $145/night that had a view of the Canadian & American Falls! And the room had a whirlpool that fits 2! I showed my wife, and she liked it. In fact we decided that it would be cool to staty for three days, instead of just two. I originally looked at a Sunday check in, and a Tuesday check out. Then I tweaked it to a Saturday check in, and the price jumped to $179/night. So I changed it to a Sunday check in and a Wednesday checkout. The price dropped back to $145/night. I went ahead and booked it. Of course there were various taxes and fees added, but I still think we got a good deal. I think it will be a fun and romantic anniversary!

I have never used Priceline before. Actually that is not true. I once bid for a flight one time, and my offer wasn’t accepted. But this time I was looking to book a hotel. I saw a Priceline comercial on TV this afternoon with William Shatner getting a lower price for a hotel. So I thought I would take a look. My wife and were looking to book a hotel room for our anniversary. We were thinking of something with a view of Niagara Falls, and that had a hot tub. My wife had looked at a few places, and we were seeing prices where the frist day was $500-$600, and the second day would be around $150-$200.
So I went to Priceline and tried the bid feature. But it didn’t seem to give me an option of what features I wanted in a room. So then I went to the non-bid part. I am not sure how I found it, but I found that the Marriott Niagara Fallsview Hotel & Spa had a room for $145/night that had a view of the Canadian & American Falls! And the room had a whirlpool that fits 2! I showed my wife, and she liked it. In fact we decided that it would be cool to staty for three days, instead of just two. I originally looked at a Sunday check in, and a Tuesday check out. Then I tweaked it to a Saturday check in, and the price jumped to $179/night. So I changed it to a Sunday check in and a Wednesday checkout. The price dropped back to $145/night. I went ahead and booked it. Of course there were various taxes and fees added, but I still think we got a good deal. I think it will be a fun and romantic anniversary!

We are starting to plan a pre-memorial day weekend driving trip around New England. We have done it before, and it was a blast. We are thinking about doing a slightly route this time.
I pulled out my copy of Delorme Map’n’Go, and installed it. I got all kinds of warnings about stuff being out of date, so I looked at the CD, and found it was from 2000. Kind of old. So I went to look for a new version of Map’n’Go, and found that they don’t make it anymore. It looks like they merged Map’N’Go with Street Atlas USA. I started looking around for a 2007 copy of Delorme Street Atlas USA. Amazon has it for about $40. I was getting ready to buy it when I saw that the customer rating was kind of low. I started reading reviews, and it sounded like it had problems. One review suggested looking at Microsoft Streets & Trips 2007. Hmm… So I checked it out. I had better customer ratings, and was $10 cheaper. I went ahead and ordered it. I chose free shipping, so it will take a week or two.




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