Last night we sent CA and MA out for Thai and then settled for Chinese because the Thai place was closed--I think really closed. The Chinese was great and clean-up a snap. All good things.
The Doubletree is comfortable--we laugh at how large our room is after having been accustomed to the small-sized rooms in Europe. We adjust easily, and there's free WiFi in the lobby.
Another advantage to staying at a hotel is that the little ones can come for a swim. LE's not too interested but it doesn't take long for JA to dive in and maximize the opportunity.
We all have last minute shopping--groceries and stocking stuffers--so after sharing some Panera bagels there are a lot of goings and comings. LE's not feeling perfectly well, so she gets a long nap and then lots of hugs and love from daddy and mommy.
Tonight we're going the easy route again, taco soup. It's become the family go-to dish when time is short. Lots of flavor for not much work or clean-up. Gigi brought along some cookies, and Nana left us some chocolate-dipped cheesecake bites, peanut brittle, and caramels. No one goes hungry.