During a recent trip to Florida I was re-introduced to no-see-ums. We'd been relatively bug free on our Christmas trips to Florida in past years except for the occasional mosquito, this year was different. On Sanibel Island by Fort Myers, the no-see-um population was out in full force. Even the newborns must have been breeding. The second the car stopped, the look-out would whistle and no-see-ums would come from all over the refuge to wait until the door opened. I was bitten a gazillion times. Of course, I'm one of those people that hates the smell and feel of bug spray, especially at 8:00 in the morning, knowing I'll have to smell/feel like that all day, so I'm always the last to spray and the first to be cannibalized. I don't think I had an inch of exposed skin that didn't have a bite, which brings me to my topic. Normally, I would give a hotel a full grade off for scratchy towels, but when you have as many bug bites as I did, this time they were a blessing.
Best hotel this trip: Paducah, Kentucky's brand new Holiday Inn. Ya Boy! Great beds and pillows, great towels, fresh baked cookies at 8:00 pm, big screen TV, no dirt in the corners in the bathroom, fabulous water pressure, plenty of hot water, the sink was in the bathroom and the shower head was wonderful and the internet was zippy. Look for it right next door to Raffertys with wonderful ribs. What's not to like?