Ours can be quite the tough lot in life. We get woken up by sex workers, compete with drug dealers for hotel rooms, and occasionally find ourselves at restaurants with rancid bacon.* But once and a while, it all pays off. Sometimes we find a culinary gem or a hidden oddity. In this case, we got an upgrade. To celebrate Valentines (on our own time) we reserved a room with a king bed at the Ocean Village Hotel, right on Surfside Beach, Texas. The morning we were to travel there, I got a phone call: “Unfortunately, the room [we] had reserved is under construction. Is it ok to climb stairs? Really? That’s great! We’ll put you in the Honeymoon suite.”
Texas is not known for its beaches and if it was to be pitted against Carmel, it would loose with little debate. Yet, we were in the area, It was a balmy February day and I wanted to go to the beach. And for these purposes, we were delighted to find ourselves in Surfside, on a private balcony with the best view of both the ocean and the sunset.
*Will tell that story some time.