After having scarred the taxi-driver for life, we piled out and checked in. Lovely Poet and I gleefully scampered into our room, where we found the third member of our merry little band -- Suzanne. While Lovely Poet was showering (after spending two hours waiting for your luggage, wouldn't you want to shower ASAP?) Suzanne and I talked politics. Since I would later be banned from any mention of either the state of current political affairs, I enjoyed this a great deal.
Important Safety Tip: If you don't like hearing about politics, don't room with a Political Science major.
Once Lovely Poet emerged, quite refreshed, we hit the hotel restaurant, where the Bronzers had already taken over.
Important Safety Tip: If you were ever mistaken about the gender of a Bronzer, it isn't a good idea to blurt this out over dinner.
After we had fed well upon sweet non-airline food, we found ourselves in the Caritas Suite, which would become headquarters for the rest of the weekend.