Who knew that Columbus Day weekend and not Labor Day is actually the last hoorah of the summer in these parts?
I asked for today and Monday off and decided I'd go to the beach for a couple of days this weekend (just Friday and Saturday only.) I didn't realize Monday was Columbus Day (aka "a federal holiday") until after I asked for the time off, because we don't get that one as one of our nine company holidays. Still, I thought, "Bonus!"
I didn't bother booking a hotel reservation because it's now officially the "off season" at most East Coast beaches north of Virginia and I figured finding lodging in Rehoboth Beach would be easy-peasy: just drive up to the hotel/motel of my choice and get a room.
Boy, was I wrong! There is nothing. Nada. Not even the rat holes and dives have rooms. In fact, they've kicked out the rats to make room for the rooms they don't have. I finally found one room in a Lewes, but it's only for tonight and then tomorrow will be up in the air.
Lesson learned: Always check hotel availability before asking for time off. Keep your fingers and toes crossed that I find something tomorrow, otherwise, it's gonna be camping in the back of the car in the parking lot of WalMart!