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Old Feb 22, 10, 2:32 pm
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violist
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: IAD, BOS, PVD
Programs: UA, US, AS, Marriott, Radisson, Hilton
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Breakfast was your usual starchy assortment along with a
waffle machine and microwaveable Jimmy Dean bacon egg cheese
thingys. It was okay.

I needed a Hilton stay, so what could be better than the
Doubletree Bayside Expo Center for under a hundred bucks.
Hopped a ride on the shuttle, hit the airport BoA, then
off to the Silver Line and Red Line to the place, which must
have looked like a good idea to Hilton back when
there were still shows at the exposition center. Now, the
Bayside is a derelict, pending I believe purchase by UMass,
and it appears the Doubletree's most frequent use these days
is as an airport hotel (6 miles, 15 min, a straight shot
through the Ted, not bad at all). A pretty east European
girl at the desk gave me a room on the first floor that at
least was as far from the elevator as possible. There's an
Au Bon Pain on site, nothing else within a mile, yuck. To
give the place credit, delivery of pizza and stuff is
encouraged, and there's a free shuttle to Amrhein's.

I decided to just get cold cuts and snacks at the local
Shaw's and turn in early to get a head start on the day
after a visit to the lobby bar, where I was soaked $9.50
each for a pair of Glenlivet 12s.
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