I gave the keys to the valet, walked through the lobby where a very friendly girl was working the registration desk. I gave her my name and this is where my day took a drastic turn. She said "We've given you a free upgrade from our standard room to one of our premium suites with a mountain view."
It is a fabulous room. Two very fluffy, comfy beds. A step down into the 'living room' area where there is a desk, a sectional sofa, two chairs and and a coffee table. I've got a nice balcony patio, which won't get much use since it is a bit chilly here. I spent about 20 minutes just soaking it all in and getting settled.
Then I flipped on the 32" wall-mounted flat panel tv to catch the last half of Extreme Makeover. I was so happy to see that I was going to be able to watch Desperate Housewives, even though the show wasn't very good this week. I had a yummy salad and fish brought up to the room, and then I collapsed into bed at 10 local time.
I slept in until 7. I don't have to be at the conference until this afternoon. I thought about spending a day in the spa, but I would rather save that money for my girl's getaway in a couple weeks. So, I am getting ready to get dressed and head out for a walk to soak in sights. I have my good camera with me and hope to have lots of great photos to show you. Today is looking good!