Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Port Aransas: Where We Stayed

There are all sorts of places to stay in Port Aransas, including B&Bs, cottages, condos, and hotels. We opted for the Holiday Inn Express on 11th Street, which is really within walking distance of the beach. Total cost, including taxes, approached $120 per night. The hotel is relatively new, and facilities are nice. They include pool with hot tub, exercise room, business center, and free wireless.

I like a hotel that provides a good breakfast. Donna and I don't eat much. At home, we have only a light breakfast, perhaps a piece of toast, bowl of cereal, or a smoothie. Our big meal is lunch. At night, we snack. When traveling, our routine changes. If the hotel has a good breakfast, we fill up since it's included in the price. Then we eat our other meal of the day about mid-afternoon. That's all we need.

The Holiday Inn in Port Aransas had a good breakfast each of the 3 mornings we were there. Each day, there were biscuits and gravy, one of my favorite breakfast selections. On mornings 1 and 3, there were scrambled eggs, while on the second morning there were eggs folded over with cheese. On mornings 1 and 3, there were sausages while on the second morning there was bacon. Each day there was also cereal, cinnamon rolls, bagels, muffins, and other goodies. The coffee was good and included decaf, which Donna and I both drink. There was also milk and various juices.

So we ate hearty each morning and then did not need to eat again until 3 or 4 in the afternoon.

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