May 25, 2001 The cast: Me (the 29-year old) I left WonderWorks for my hotel. I had a reservation at the Four Points Sheraton Kissimmee on 4018 W. Vine Street. It was a little far from the attractions, but I got a great deal on it from Priceline. I placed a bid for $20 for Kissimmee area hotels. I had no bonus money to use. I thought I would not get anything with that low of a bid, but I was quite surprised when a hotel accepted it! It was even more surprising, considering that it was the beginning of the Memorial Day weekend. With the $5.95 processing fee and tax, my hotel total was about $30. I-4 was backed up again at exits 28 and 29. I decided to take the 535 exit and bypass most of I-192. I remember the construction on that road and had no desire to encounter it again. It was smooth driving until I hit the 535 and I-192 section. Traffic was at a slow crawl. I cant win! Theres traffic everywhere! I braved it out and traffic cleared up around Wal-Mart on I-192. I was looking for the hotel and drove and drove and drove, but I could not find it. I was looking for a place at 408 W. Vine Street and I knew I was lost when I passed the Florida Turnpike. I stopped at a gas station to fill up and check my directions. I found the correct address and headed back. I couldnt believe I missed the place, considering that they had a big red and blue sign with the hotel name on it! I checked in and got a room on the fourth floor in the back of the property. I didnt really care since I got my room for so cheap and I would be away from the traffic noise. While taking the elevator up, I met two guys who look liked airline pilots. They asked me if I was going to Disney World. They must have noticed my DIS shirt! One guy said that he was going to sleep while the other was going to party all night. I just hope the partying guy wasnt going to be flying a plane tomorrow! I had heard some bad things about this hotel and I was expecting the worse when I opened the door. If the room was bad, I wasnt too concerned because I wasnt out of a lot of money. I was surprised when I opened the door. The room was adequate. The carpet near the front was a little wet, but that was probably from the monsoon storm earlier. The room was a standard hotel room with two beds, an outside sink, and a private bath. Part of the room had a sofa and a small office desk. I looked around the room and I didnt see anything wrong with it. It was clean and would meet my needs. I dont know where the horror stories came from! When I was lost previously, I had passed by a Subway, so I decided to go out there for dinner after a quick shower. I bought a Subway Club. I took it back to my room to eat. As I ate it, I began to sweat and my mouth felt spicy. I wondered why eating a sub was so hard. When I got down to the last few bites, I noticed that they put hot peppers in my sub. I told them not to do that! I dont like hot peppers in my sub because it takes away the flavor of everything else. Its like eating a hot peppers sub. I took out the offending things and the sub tasted much better. I spent the rest of the evening trying to get online with my notebook, but I kept on getting a message saying that the number was invalid. I was dialing a 9 out, just as the phone instructions said and it was the correct number. I was too tired to fight with it, so I went to work on some postcards and fell asleep around 1:00 am. Tomorrow: Islands of Adventure and Petes moderator party!