Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel - Grand Rapids
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Travel Blogs from Grand Rapids
... to today, the eve of my adventure. Having planned the first half of the trip (complete with places to sleep other than my car and stretches of driving about 16 hours long), I feel somewhat less nervous. Somewhat. Overall, I'm a bundle of nerves mixed with excitement and determination. What great life adventure doesn't couple nervousness and excitement though? I can't wait to see the things America has to offer that I've spent far too ...
... at home. The reality we all come to face is that those people, the one’s standing beside us right now, are finite, and their connection to us will eventually dwindle to a close. It may be 40 years or a few hours, but eventually time and circumstance will take their toll, and we’ll be forced to separate from everything and everyone we love. All that travel does is manage to highlight that finitude. It forces us to examine the paper clutched in our hand; the ...
... the conference. They told us how much they enjoyed it here and that once we leave we will never want to go back home. Finally, I got to meet the rebounds. Filled with knowledge and wisdom of travel. They told us endless stories of the fun they had, and how lucky us outbounds were to be getting to start our own adventures now. They told us tips and advice and showed us their now fluent foreign language ...
Drove to Grand Rapids leaving wet, cloudy Chicago. Stopped at Lake Michigan, one of the biggest fresh water lakes in the world; on the way, a very prosperous area with expensive beach houses having hidden Ferraris in their garages'. Swam in the icy cold lake, refreshing from the hot humid heat. Sunbathed at the white sandy beach. Didn't think we'd see another ...
... pocket and half finished cups of coffee strewn about the living room. Travel is in the air. It's in the hallway with my backpack, in my ukulele pocket with my passport, in the way I can't help but not hate the snow for the last ten days I'll taste it.
I'll be there in ten days.
I can't wait to meet you.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility