Hotel Divorce – I can totally relate!
A Dad’s Point of View!
It was 5:00 a.m. I was in a hotel “suite” with six other people in upstate New York and nobody was sleeping. I had just spoken to my daughters – who were sharing a bed on the far side of the room – for the third time, telling them to keep their hands off one another. My son, in a Pack ‘n Play at the foot of my pull-out sofa bed, was awake and acting as if it were 2:00 in the afternoon. He’d heard my bed squeaking repeatedly as I got in and out to tell the girls to quiet down, and he was up for the day. My in-laws groaned, praying that the kids would simmer down long enough for a few more minutes of sleep, but it wasn’t happening. This isn’t how Amy and I had pictured this “relaxing” hotel stay playing out. Has this ever happened to you?
I think back to this trip and realize that was the morning that we divorced hotels. Yes, “Hotel Divorce,” a concept coined by Global Resort Homes in Kissimmee, Florida, explains what happens when a family – for whatever reason – outgrows staying in a hotel room while vacationing.
Maybe it’s time you finally had a private swimming pool; maybe you just want your own darn bathroom; maybe you want to go to bed when you want to go to bed and you don’t feel like worrying about waking sleeping children! Whatever your reason for moving on, you know it when you’ve had enough. The solution, while not yet available in all corners of the country, is the vacation home. You heard me.
Imagine coming back from a long day at the theme parks in central Florida and – after you put the kids to bed, of course – taking a dip in your private pool to cool off, or enjoying a glass of wine with your spouse on the veranda. I’m not joking. You can have a vacation like that. I know because I stayed with Global last summer and I’ll be staying with them again in about three weeks.
A vacation should be relaxing, but my family returned from that fateful trip to New York tired and stressed out. I was sore from sleeping on a pull-out, nobody got more than five hours of broken sleep, and it’s no fun having to wait a half hour to use the bathroom.
This year, I contacted Global again because we had such a wonderful trip last summer. I told them seven people would be staying and we needed at least four bedrooms. Global reserved a 2,128 square foot townhome for us in their beautiful Paradise Palms Resort. It has five bedrooms, four bathrooms, a bunk bed for the girls, laundry facilities, a full kitchen, and, of course, a pool. Here are a few pictures of my family’s reaction to seeing where we’ll be staying.
Kylie was psyched about the bunk bed.
Cailin couldn’t believe a PS3 setup with dual flat-panel TVs was going to be in her room!
Now, this is going to be a vacation. Once you’ve gone through your own Hotel Divorce and you find yourself bound for central Florida, I strongly encourage you to contact Global Resort Homes. You won’t be disappointed with the experience.
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