“may came home with a smooth round stone as small as a world and as large as alone.” -E.E. Cummings
So today’s post isn’t something you will normally see me do. Yes, it is about traveling and a new town, but today’s post is more focused on a hotel, which is unusual for me. As you may know, I am not able to travel much right now for health reasons and getting around is not that easy, so this past weekend when we traveled to Columbus, Georgia there wasn’t a lot I was able to do. I can tell you that the Chattahoochee Riverwalk is a place I want to come back to soon, especially as I heal. Columbus, in general, is a place I would REALLY like to explore! The Riverwalk is beautiful and full of life! There were people everywhere, enjoying the water, the walk, and the sunshine. Here you will see some old and some new, and somehow it all just seems to fit together. While it looked like the water was a little low, it was still a beautiful place to enjoy.
The hotel we stayed in was the Hilton Garden Inn, Columbus. As we went down to see mini-me’s boyfriend at Ft. Benning, this was a terrific place to stay in location to the base. It wasn’t too close, had beautiful surroundings and was within two miles of anything we could possibly need. There were a few glitches in the beginning, to say the least. They did give us a handicap accessible, which is good. However, it was not the king suite that we had requested and only had one king size bed for three people. And here is where things started for this hotel to have a post centered around it. There was an “I apologize ma’am! If you are ok with us adding an additional room, we will get you set up with a room close by, on us”. The next afternoon we were shown a king suite, asked if that would better accommodate us and asked if we would like to move. The housekeeping staff was wonderfully quick in getting the room ready for us to see and Kimberly was especially kind and helpful in all of the adjustments. The second evening, mom and I had dinner in the hotel at the Seasons. Even if you choose to have nothing else there…don’t miss the french fries!!! The burger was delicious, and again, the staff was amazing! Our waitress Shakia, who was helpful, attentive and energetic, is a wonderful addition to the already prized staff at this Hilton Garden Inn. While the hotel could use a little updating and clean up of paint and wallpaper, the beautiful grounds with the pond, waterfall, and wildlife and the amazing staff make this the best stay we have had in a long time. Thank you, Hilton, for getting this one right.