Thursday, February 23, 2006

Flight: Southwest #1721 PVD-BWI

Departing From: Providence, RI (PVD)
Traveling To: Baltimore Washington International (BWI)
ETD: 4:30 PM February 23, 2006
ETA: 5:45 PM February 23, 2006
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Equipment: Boeing 737

Flight: Southwest #400 BWI-PVD

Departing From: Baltimore Washington International (BWI)
Traveling To: Providence, RI (PVD)
ETD: 7:55 AM February 23, 2006
ETA: 9:00 AM February 23, 2006
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Equipment: Boeing 737

Friday, February 17, 2006

Hotel: Paradise Point Resort & Spa

City: San Diego, CA
Chain: No detectable chain involved.
Property: Paradise Point Hotel & Spa
Address: 1404 West Vacation Road, San Diego, CA 92109
Phone Number: 858-274-4630

Check Out: February 17, 2006

8 stars out of 10

Resort property out a bit from San Diego proper. Near the Sea World area.

A resort - not a hotel - not convenient to the convention center and other downtown things. The property is not a high rise, but a collection of small bungalows that hold two or so units in each. Very spread out, the staff usually drove you around in golf carts.

Very pretty to walk around. All palm trees and tropical gardens. The rooms were very nice. Although looking at the brochure I obviously had a less desirable room, as I didn't have a view of anything except the back of another bungalow. But, the grounds were exceptionally lush for walking around and the weather was great while I was there in that "the weather is always great in San Diego" kind of way.

The grounds were crawling with wildlife at night munching on room service trays left out of the buildings (all the building open directly to the outside). Cats mostly, but a skunk at night left quite an impression (and fortunately nothing else).

Overall impression was that it was great to look at, but not as special as the room rate would have indicated.


  • Safety: 1
  • Dining: 1, only tested the bar/casual dining (great), main dining was highly recommended but untested.
  • Bar: 1, very good
  • Internet: 1, although $10 a night at these rates seems over the top.
  • Wireless in Common Areas: 0 (not really any common areas)
  • Work Space, Power: 1
  • Shower: 1 (very decadent)
  • Air Conditioning, Bed: 1
  • Common Areas: 1
Total: 8


Last Visit: February 17, 2006 ($$$)

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Flight: JetBlue #314 SAN-IAD

Departing From: San Diego, CA (SAN)
Traveling To: Washington, DC (IAD)
ETD: 06:00AM February 15, 2005 PDT
ETA: 02:35PM February 15, 2005 EDT (Actual 2:10 AM)
Est. Duration: 4 hr 55 min
Departure Gate: 37
Arrival Gate:
Seat: 23D
Equipment: Airbus 319